Blog - COSHH

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Calculating The COSHH Regulations 8 Hour Time Weighted Average

19th June, 2019 - tag 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 long term exposure limit. But how do you calculate the 8 hour time weighted average?

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COSHH Assessment, The Law, And Your Legal Responsibilities

15th May, 2019 - tag COSHH

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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Construction COSHH Failures And How To Avoid Them

1st May, 2019 - tag COSHH

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

27th March, 2019 - tag 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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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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