The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 (as amended) state that every employer shall ensure that the exposure of employees to substances hazardous to health is either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.
Regulation 6 of the COSHH Regulations 2002 (as amended) states that a suitable and sufficient assessment of risk must be undertaken when working with chemicals. All routes of exposure must be identified which may include inhalation, ingestion, absorption and injection.
A eeuk COSHH Risk Assessment will:
- identify potentially hazardous substances
- identify who is at risk of harm and how
- evaluate risks and identify appropriate precautions
Access to the following is required:
- all Safety Data Sheets relevant to the substances used for each process. These should not be any older than 5 years old
- operating procedures/an understanding of each relevant task carried out during the process
- information regarding the current control measures adopted. This relates to engineering controls and the types of personal protection equipment (PPE) used
- information on employee concerns and/or instances of adverse health issues
- results of any previous monitoring
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