Blog - COSHH

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How To Complete The COSHH Assessment Form

7th January, 2019 - tag COSHH

COSHH assessments are important documents for nearly every business. Carrying out a COSHH assessment is a legal requirement so you need to write it right. There are several steps to completing a COSHH assessment form. You should follow these in order, as each stage leads to the next.

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Avoiding Dermatitis From Cement Contact

10th December, 2018 - tag COSHH

Contact with cement can leave skin feeling itchy and sore. This reaction indicates your skin is affected by irritant or allergic dermatitis. The first signs can be dry or scaly patches, and over time skin becomes red and blistered. A huge number of people are affected by cement contact.

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What Substances Does COSHH Cover?

26th November, 2018 - tag COSHH

The COSHH regulations cover substances that are hazardous to health. If a substance, in any form, could cause harm to a person, it will need to be assessed under the COSHH regulations. The substances covered by COSHH include chemicals, mixtures, dust, gases, fumes and biological agents.

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What Is A COSHH Assessment?

19th November, 2018 - tag COSHH

A COSHH assessment is a health and safety document produced for the use or production of a hazardous substance. It is a type of risk assessment carried out at work specifically to identify the hazards and assess the risks associated with substances hazardous to health.

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7 Types Of COSHH Control Measures And How They Reduce Risk

29th October, 2018 - tag COSHH

One of the fundamental requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) is the prevention or control of exposure to substances hazardous to health. But what control measures are best to use for COSHH and how do they reduce the risk?

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The Benefits Of A COSHH Inventory (And How To Write One)

1st October, 2018 - tag COSHH

A COSHH inventory is not a legal requirement, but the COSHH regulations are, and keeping a record of hazardous substances makes it easy to keep a track of your compliance. A COSHH inventory will help you keep track of your hazardous substances, and writing one is simple.

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Why COSHH Is Important In Your Workplace

19th September, 2018 - tag COSHH

If you're wondering if COSHH is important in your workplace, the answer is almost certainly yes. Of course, some businesses use more hazardous substances than others, but almost every workplace will use, create or have exposure from a hazardous substance in some form or another.

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Who Is Responsible For COSHH In The Workplace?

10th September, 2018 - tag COSHH

Employers, employees and the self-employed have responsibilities under COSHH, but who is responsible for COSHH in the workplace? What about when multiple business or contractors work together on a project, or if your employees work at other premises?

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COSHH Responsibilities For Employers

7th September, 2018 - tag COSHH

Under the COSHH regulations, employers have a number of important duties to protect the health of employees and other people likely to be affected by their work with hazardous substances. These COSHH responsibilities are a legal requirement, let's take a look at what employers need to do.

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When A COSHH Assessment Is Required

16th August, 2018 - tag COSHH

When is a COSHH assessment required? Most businesses have them, and most workers have seen one, but when do you actually need a COSHH assessment? COSHH assessments are required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations, and are needed before exposure to any hazardous substance.

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COSHH Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) Explained

30th July, 2018 - tag COSHH

Under the COSHH regulations, workplace exposure limits (WELs) are assigned to a large number of hazardous substances, which must not be exceeded. Exposure limits are in place to control the effects of substances, depending on the nature of the substance and the effects of exposure.

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The Purpose Of COSHH Assessments And Why Every Business Needs Them

6th July, 2018 - tag 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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