QUALITATIVE EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT
The Network has developed the Qualitative Exposure Assessment (QEA) to help facilities fill in information where workplace chemical exposure data is not available. It identifies potential risk of worker exposure to harmful process chemicals within a facility.
- Is Simple and Low Cost: QEA consists of simple forms and detailed instructions for documenting chemical use, hazards control systems, and worker tasks. The QEA can be completed by EHS staff with limited industrial hygiene expertise.
- Reduces Risk: Identifies Job Tasks with a high risk of chemical exposures that might otherwise go unnoticed.
- Supports Improvement: Generates an Overall Risk Ranking that can be used to determine necessary controls, ways to improve performance, and reduce exposure risk.
- Provides Documentation: Provides a record of a critical element in chemical management system to proactively identify risk and mitigation methods.
QEA PROCESS GUIDES
Download a detailed guide to how to implement the Qualitative Exposure Assessment, including the risk ranking matrix and examples of completed assessments.
QEA DATA COLLECTION FORM
Get started here with simple forms and detailed instructions for documenting chemical use, hazards control systems, and worker tasks.
QEA Instructional VIDEOS (EN)
Section 1 COLLECT EN
Section 2 IDENTIFY EN
Section 3 CALCULATE EN
Section 4 RECOMMEND EN
SupplierNet Learning Intro EN