A chemical risk assessment involves the identification of chemical hazards in the workplace and recommends controls to reduce exposure and minimize harm to workers. It assesses the transport, storage and handling of hazardous substances so pre-emptive action can be taken to reduce harm.  At the stage of developing DEIA, risk assessment shall be carried out in the areas of human health risk assessment, environmental risk assessment and hazard risk assessment

The chemical risk assessment can be conducted in following emergency cases. These include:

  1. Unintentional generation of toxic and hazardous chemical wastes;
  2. Potential exposure to toxic and hazardous chemicals that may threaten human health, livestock, aquatic organisms, the environment, public and private properties due to  disasters and accidents;
  3. Conduct strategic evaluation;
  4. Develop a risk management plan to clean and rehabilitate contaminated land;
  5. Develop risk-based environmental standards on cleaning and rehabilitating contaminated land


Chemical risk assessment has the following benefits. These include:

  1. Obtain permission on exportation, importation, transportation, production, purchase, use and destruction of toxic and hazardous chemicals from the state central administrative body;
  2. To prevent of any potential impacts and consequences on human health,  environment, livestock and animals during the export, import, transport, production, storage, sale, use and disposal of toxic and hazardous chemicals by citizens, economic entities and organizations and to take measures to eliminate the impacts;
  3. To create conditions for citizens, business entities and organizations handling with  toxic and hazardous chemicals to operate in accordance with relevant legislation and follow safety rules and technological procedures;
  4. In case of spillage of toxic and hazardous chemicals, neutralize and destroy them in accordance with the recommendations in the risk assessment;
  5. to ensure that labor safety and security conditions and requirements are met by any entities carrying out activities related to the use of toxic and hazardous chemicals in designated place;
  6. to train employees handling with hazardous and toxic chemicals on occupational safety and health, avoidance of accident and hazard, risk prevention and first aid for emergency cases.

Published: 2018-02-25 22:50:10