649. Risk assessment in regard to use of dangerous substances.

g.     Use of Dangerous Substances in the Workplace

649.     Risk assessment in regard to use of dangerous substances.

Where a dangerous substance1 is or is liable to be present at the workplace2, the employer3 must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks4 to his employees5 which arise from that substance6. The risk assessment must include consideration of:

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    (1)     the hazardous7 properties of the substance;

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    (2)     information on safety provided by the supplier, including information contained in any relevant safety data sheet8;

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    (3)     the circumstances of the work including:

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      (a)     the work processes9 and substances used and