HAZARD and CONTROL BANDING
Let’s “BAND” together
Hazard banding is a method for quickly identifying physical properties, hazard classes,
and toxicological information of chemicals found in the workplace.
It categorizes every substance according to its toxicological potency and the effect exposure to it has on human health.
Historical Note: Hazard banding was first used in the pharmaceutical industry to assess the risk of exposure to therapeutic drugs, and agree on a consistent system of control measures for safe dosages for drugs within the same occupational exposure bands.