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USECHH Regulations

Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standard of Exposure Chemical Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000 (USECHH Regulations) was made to provide a legal framework to control exposure of chemical hazardous to health at workplace.

This regulations is to set a standard of exposure of chemical hazardous to health to the worker at workplace. 

If chemical is not listed in schedule I or II but was classified as hazardous under CLASS Regulations, this chemical will cover under USECHH Regulations if it is used at workplace.

Occupational Safety and Health (Use and Standard of Exposure Chemical Hazardous to Health) Regulations 2000 (USECHH Regulations)

Chemical Health Risk Assessment (CHRA)

a. CHRA 2nd Edition

These guidelines may be cited as the Manual for the Assessment of the Health Risks arising from the use of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace: Second Edition. The purpose of this Manual is to provide guidance for assessors to conduct an assessment of the health risks arising from the use, handling, storage or transportation of chemicals hazardous to health at the workplace as required by USECHH Regulations.

An employer shall not carry out any work which may expose or is likely to expose any employee to any chemical hazardous to health unless he has made a written assessment of the risks created by the chemical to the health of the employee.


b. List of CHRA Competent Person (Assessor).

The employer shall ensure that any Chemical Health Risk Assessment (CHRA) is conducted by an assessor as listed here

Generic Chemical Health Risk Assessment (GCHRA)

a. Guidelines on Generic Chemical Health Risk Assessment (GCHRA) 2006.

Generic approach of CHRA assessment is applied to the work places wherever chemicals hazardous to health are being used and their risks and control measures are the same comparably.

In generic risk assessment, the assessment report which has been made for one work place can be used in another work place provided that their activities, risks and control measures are similar.

Generic assessment can be carried out in work places such as a group petrol station, fast food restaurant, laundry shop, rubber and palm oil plantation etc.

Guidelines on Generic Chemical Health Risk Assessment (GCHRA) 2006 can be downloaded here.

b. List of Company and Workplace Certified with Generic CHRA.

List of company and workplaces certified with Generic CHRA are listed here.

Guidelines for the Preparation of a Chemical Register, 2000.

Under USECHH Regulations, an employer is required to identify and register all chemical hazardous to health used at workplace and record in a register known as Register of Chemical Hazardous to Health.
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Guidelines on the Control of Chemicals Hazardous to Health, 2001.

The Guidelines provides further information on how to comply with USECHH Regulations so as to control chemicals hazardous to health and to eliminate or reduce the actual or potential exposure of employees to chemicals hazardous to health.

Regulation 14 (1) stipulates the duty of the employer to take actions required to eliminate or reduce the actual or potential exposure of an employee to chemicals hazardous to health. These include changes to work processes, practices, procedures, plant or engineering control equipment, within one month after receiving the chemical health risk assessment report from the assessor.

Regulation 14 (2) stipulates the duty of employer to ensure that all control measures implemented under sub regulation (1) reduce the exposure level of employees to chemical hazardous to health to the lowest practicable level. The concentrations of chemicals, which have been assigned with permissible exposure limits, have to be reduced below the limits. The employer shall ensure that all safe work systems and practices are documented, implemented and reviewed whenever there is significant change to the process, equipment, materials or control measures installed.

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Guidelines on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment against Chemicals Hazards, 2005.

These guidelines is intended as a guide for employers in order to comply with the requirements pertaining to the use of approved and suitable personal protective equipment as stipulated under USECHH Regulations. This guideline only covers personal protective equipment that is related to protection against chemical exposures.

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Guidelines on Storage of Hazardous Chemicals: A Guide for Safe Warehousing of Packaged Hazardous Chemicals, 2005.

These guidelines propose safer ways to establish safe storage and warehousing of chemicals whether already existing or in a planning stage. Sound storage of chemicals can contribute to the safety and health of employees as well as protection of the environment.

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