Control Banding: Getting from Here to There. St. Louis Safety Council – St. Louis October 20, 2010 Thomas Kibby, MD MPH BJC Corporate Health Services. Control Banding - Definitions.
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St. Louis Safety Council – St. Louis
October 20, 2010
Thomas Kibby, MD MPH
BJC Corporate Health Services
“My company doesn’t have the money to take air samples for all the chemicals used in our plant. Many of these chemicals don’t have permissible exposure limits. How do I know which tasks in my facility may need controls?”
Assign to highest Category that pertains:
Combined judgment based on
From NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Control Banding
UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations
Applies to materials identified as “dangerous for health” as listed by:
Supplier for the material
Regulation: CHIP Approved Supply List
Substances with Workplace Exposure Limits
MSDS Risk phrases: A classification number and a description of the level of the danger is allocated to the chemical according to set rules. This is called a "Risk phrase" or "R-phrase".There are three levels of danger:
TOUGH LACQUER CO manufactures lacquers.They buy liquid Citox from their supplier in drums. They transfer it from the drum in a batch process to a reactor containing resins where it gets mixed to make lacquers. They do this twice a day for a period of 2 hours each batch.
COSHH Essentials allocates control approach 'Containment' to transferring Citox, available as PDF files.
COSHH Essentials recommends 7 control guidance sheets,