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The Purpose Of COSHH Assessments And Why Every Business Needs Them

6th July, 2018 - COSHH

The purpose of the COSHH regulations is to minimise the risks associated with substances that are hazardous to the health of you and your employees, therefore reducing the number of people made ill through exposure to harmful substances. Do you comply with COSHH in your business?

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The 9 COSHH Hazard Symbols (Meanings And What They Look Like)

26th June, 2018 - COSHH

If you are working with chemicals that are hazardous to health, or completing COSHH risk assessments, you should be aware of the symbols that are included on the packaging of substances, and what they mean. These symbols give you a good indication of the main hazards associated with the substance.

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Where Does COSHH Apply?

5th September, 2017 - COSHH

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Most business use substances that are hazardous to health, from cleaning chemicals to creating gases and vapours, so the COSHH regulations will affect some aspects of most businesses.

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9 Ways To Comply With COSHH

25th July, 2017 - COSHH

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations apply to every workplace. Here are 9 ways you can comply with COSHH including identifying hazardous substances, assessing the substances used and produced in your workplace, controlling the risks, record keeping and training.

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Are COSHH Assessments A Legal Requirement?

19th June, 2017 - COSHH

The short answer is, yes. COSHH assessments are actually a legal requirement under not one, but two pieces of legislation! Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH Regulations), COSHH assessments are required by law, for any substances that are hazardous to health.

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Chemical Hazard Symbols And Meanings

3rd May, 2017 - COSHH

The old orange square COSHH symbols are finally being phased out for good on the 1st of June 2017. That gives you one month to get your head around the new chemical hazard symbols and their meanings. You be fairly familiar with the new red diamond symbols - they have been around since 2010!

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Understand COSHH Symbols With A Free Factsheet Download

2nd May, 2017 - COSHH

COSHH symbols, or more formally, CLP symbols, are pictograms that provide information about the hazard a particular substance or mixture creates. To help you remember them, we have created a free COSHH symbols factsheet. Find out more about the symbols and download the factsheet today.

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Under The COSHH?

4th October, 2016 - COSHH

COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. There are a set of regulations (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) that requires you to control substances that are hazardous to health within your organisation. So what is exactly is under the COSHH?

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Construction COSHH Failures And How To Avoid Them

25th November, 2013 - COSHH

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations are a well known set of regulations, however many workplaces fail to adequately assess the risks from exposure to hazardous substances. Why can COSHH fail in construction and how can we avoid failing to comply?

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Calculating The COSHH Regulations 8 Hour Time Weighted Average

17th April, 2012 - COSHH

Workplace exposure limits that apply under the COSHH regulations are subject to a time weighted average. The most common type of workplace exposure limit (WEL) is the 8 hour limit, or long term exposure limit. But how do you calculate the 8 hour time weighted average to stay under the limits?

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