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Question 1 Employees in a paint department of a factory use hazardous substances including solvents and cleaning substances. (a) Outline the health effects that may be experienced by the employees. (4) (b) Outline factors to consider when undertaking an assessment of the risks to health from the hazardous substances, as required (c) Outline factors to consider when selecting respiratory protection equipment (RPE) to give suitable protection against exposure to solvent vapour.B)Factors to be considered when undertaking an assessment of the risks to health from the hazardous substances include: the nature of the substances to be used and the type of hazards they might present including their accumulative and combined effects; the quantities to be used and the likely resultant air-borne concentration; the number of persons to be exposed including individuals who might be particularly vulnerable and the length and frequency of the exposure; and the provision of personal protective equipment such as that for respiratory protection and gloves and overallsC) Factors such as the degree of risk involved following the completion of a risk assessment; the amount and degree of the anticipated exposure and the intended frequency and duration of use of the equipment; the level of protection required with reference to the assigned protection factor (APF) given to the equipment by the manufacturer; the existence of a CE approval; the introduction of procedures both for initial fit

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