Chemicals Laboratory Exposure Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) Mobile App
Laboratory work often requires exposure to hazardous chemicals.
How does it work?
Thus, for workers in a laboratory setting, it is essential that the risks associated with chemical exposure be identified and controlled. By using this Chemicals Laboratory Exposure Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) app, users can walk through all of their required job steps where they are at risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals or other chemical exposure. The user can identify all potential hazards associated with that particular job step. After various potential hazards and risks have been identified and noted, various control measures can be implemented to mitigate these hazards and prove personnel with a safer work environment. These control measures may include the use of various personal protective equipment (PPE) including goggles, gloves, respirators, and wash stations, having a proper chemical injury assessment or exposure assessment in place, ensuring that any hazardous chemical agents are labeled accordingly, and to ensure that a lab meets or exceeds all OSHA standards. By going through the process of identifying potential risk factors and hazards, and then implementing strategies to mitigate these hazards, a laboratory work environment can be made safer for personnel and occupational health can be seen as employees as an important part of a workplace's culture.