06 Nov Risk Assessment.
Risk Assessment is a modern process recognising that hazards may exist or occur. An evaluation of the circumstances of the hazard is used to determine the level of risk. The conclusion of a risk assessment may lead to identifying safe usage or an acceptable level of risk. It may lead to restriction of use to the point of avoidance or an effective prohibition. It may also be used to ensure that articles are fit for their intended purpose.
A risk assessment process is used to determine test methods to evaluate a textile’s use so that suitable performance standards may be set to measure an article’s fitness for purpose.
A risk assessment process is used to take the known characteristics of any hazards identified for a chemical substance and to determine the risks according to the different uses for the substance in different exposure scenarios.