Blog - COSHH

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7 Types Of COSHH Control Measures And How They Reduce Risk

29th October, 2018 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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