Please tell us about your product.
What is the function/application of your product and who is it sold to?
Include some information on the pack sizes and types it is available in.
Confidentiality of your risk assessment
Can we discuss your product
Identify all the chemicals present in the product
Do the chemicals present in the product react to form new substances?
Can new substances be formed in storage? During normal use? Or during an incident? Are there any conditions under which new substances may be formed?
Identify all physical formats possible for the product, components and any reaction products
Is it possible for the product to change physical state(s) - and what conditions may cause this to happen?
Use the sketchnotes ' The physical format of chemicals' and 'Solid particle size' to help.
How do all of the Physical Formats behave and where might they migrate to?
Use the sketchnotes 'Product behaviours during an incident' and 'Pollutant behaviours in the environment' to help.
What are all of the hazards of each substance and physical format?
Make sure you include GHS classifications, EUH statements and Other hazards.
Use the document 'SDS Hazard identification' from Module 9 to help.
Who might be affected by the hazards identified in the previous question?
Consider the potential exposure risks to human health, safety hazard risks (physical - fire/explosion) and environmental exposure.
How much risk is presented by your product?
Consider the individual package supplied. And the product in storage (multiple containers).
What is the maximum amount someone could be exposed to.
If you have numerical toxicity values, you could scale it up to visualise how much product a person would have to ingest or inhale to experience detrimental effects.
Also consider the sketchnote 'Storage risks'
Having identified the potential risks, and the significance of the risks - how might you prevent or mitigate them?
What risk management measures, operational conditions and practical guidance would you recommend to users of your product that would address the possible risks you have identified in your assessment?
Ensure you have addressed risks that may have severe outcomes, and also risks that are most likely to occur.
What phrases or guidance might you include in Section 4 (First Aid Measures) of an SDS based on your Risk Assessment?
What phrases or guidance might you include in Section 5 (Firefighting Measures) of an SDS based on your Risk Assessment?
What phrases or guidance might you include in Section 6 (Accidental release measures) of an SDS based on your Risk Assessment?
What phrases or guidance might you include in Section 7 (Handling and storage) of an SDS based on your Risk Assessment?
What phrases or guidance might you include in Section 8 (Exposure controls/personal protection) of an SDS based on your Risk Assessment?