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27th April, 2021 - COSHH

What Is A COSHH Assessment?

The COSHH regulations require you to do a COSHH assessment when using or creating hazardous substances. Most businesses will need them. But what is a COSHH assessment, what is its purpose, and what does this document need to include?

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24th March, 2021 - COSHH

How To Complete The COSHH Assessment Form

COSHH assessments are health and safety documents needed in nearly every type of business. Carrying out this assessment is a legal requirement, so you need to write it right. There are several steps to completing a COSHH assessment form. Follow these steps in order, as each stage leads to the next.

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10th March, 2021 - COSHH

What Is A Carcinogen?

Employers have a legal duty to protect workers from harm, including the health effects of hazardous substances and materials. Carcinogens in your workplace could put your team at risk of developing cancer, so it's important to identify, prevent and control exposure to keep people safe.

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12th November, 2020 - COSHH

9 Ways To Comply With 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 you use and produce in your workplace, controlling the risks, keeping records and providing training.

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24th June, 2020 - COSHH

Where Does COSHH Apply?

COSHH is a 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, dust and vapours, so the COSHH regulations will affect some aspects of most businesses.

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27th May, 2020 - COSHH

A Brief History Of The COSHH Regulations

The COSHH regulations were first introduced over 30 years ago. Their purpose? To protect employees and others from harmful exposure to hazardous substances. The regulations have gone through several major updates, in 1994, 1999 and 2002. Let's looks at COSHH since it was introduced in 1988.

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2nd April, 2020 - COSHH

COSHH Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) Explained

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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28th November, 2019 - COSHH

COSHH Responsibilities For Employers And Employees

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

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19th June, 2019 - COSHH

Calculating The COSHH Regulations 8 Hour Time Weighted Average

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 long term exposure limit. But how do you calculate the 8 hour time weighted average?

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15th May, 2019 - COSHH

COSHH Assessment, The Law, And Your Legal Responsibilities

Are COSHH assessments a legal requirement? The short answer is, yes. This type of assessment is required by law under not one, but two pieces of legislation. That means double the trouble if you don't comply! Let's look at COSHH assessment, the law, and your legal responsibilities.

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1st May, 2019 - COSHH

Construction COSHH Failures And How To Avoid Them

COSHH applies to every industry, including construction, however many workplaces fail to adequately assess the risks from exposure to hazardous substances. Health risks are the biggest killer in construction. What causes COSHH failure in construction and how can we avoid it?

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27th March, 2019 - COSHH

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

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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