Figure 1-2. Flow of the Industrial Hygiene Program.
(2) A toxic chemical inspection and inventory should be part of the HHIM for
each operation. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSS) must be kept for all toxic
chemicals used in the work place.
(3) Data retrieval programs have been developed (for use by installation IH
personnel) which allow retrieval based on: operation, existing hazards, worker's social
security number (SSN) and name, and Risk Assessment Code (RACs). Additionally,
output programs have been developed which detail comprehensive exposure data and
information on OSHA regulated substances and operations. Equipment training and
c. Hazard Evaluation. Potential occupational hazards identified during the
inventory process will require evaluation to determine degree of hazard severity. Air
sampling and ventilation measurements are the most common means of evaluation.
The suspected chemical, physical, or biological agent should be studied with respect to