report on your findings

&co u rseid =_42469_1 6. Prepare a report on your findings from the audit.
Report Format
The report should include:
— assignment cover sheet — cover page — table of contents — Section 1: Description of the premises, activities, occupants, and the chemical store that you audited. A full inventory of chemicals in the store is to be provided in the appendix to the report (after the reference section) — Section 2: 4 substances that present the greatest health risk to persons on the premises (one section for each product – not all at once combined). This could be in terms of their storage and labeling, potential harm to the user, or potential exposure from the presence on Ole premises i.e. residues, spills, etc. (this should include a discussion of their intrinsic toxicity, the potential frk exposure, the existence of “sensitive” individuals (eg: children, pregnant women). or any special circumstances relating to the handling. storage, production practice or use which make them particularly hazardous in that local setting. Here is where you may like to apply a risk matrix in assessing and managing the risk associated with the presence and use of a product at the premises. In your discussion of the top 4 hazardous chemicals include:
a) chemistry of each of the four substances, with:
– structure and form (a diagram might be useful)
– properties (physical. how it reacts. what it reacts with, the compounds produced (eg: metal salts). how it dissolves and if it is taken up (eg: by an ecosystem). different toxicity of different forms or in different environmental locations. special storage arrangements based on its chemical or physical properties (eg: nitric acid in dark bottles to prevent decomposition with potential gas build up).
– very briefly. the source (found in nature or how manufactured)
– Potential environmental reactions (eg: toxic ammonia gas dissolving in water becoming less harmful. Uptake of pesticides in food chains with bioamplification)
b) Uses of the substances in the actual premises or operation, with details of production, handling, storage and transportation procedures, and possible hazards presented.
c) the potential route into the body in the specific industry you have selected,
d) pathophysiology relating to potentially effected organs or tissues (‘targets’), given exposure action on relevant bodily structures or functions. Comments on their action on Sensitive Individuals (MSIs). such as pregnant
Most ,• • I i.•,1 • , • . _ women, and most Exposed Individuals (iv] isj, such as chemical handlers. in this regard information in Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). which are produced for every chemical supplied by bulk suppliers, can give useful guidance. Do not. however. merely “lift” information from MSDSs as they are lay documents written in a very abbreviated style and most parts of the audit required consideration and discussion of a range of information.
e) Recommendations eliminate or minimise the risk associated with their use in those specific premises (ie: not in general). We will discuss in relation to the hierarchy of control used in OFIS:WHS to eliminate, minimize the risk of exposure.