Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health.
Sometimes, there is no mistaking a substance that might be harmful but commonly used substances such as paint, bleach or dust from natural materials may also be harmful.
As an employer, there will be a number of actions that you will have to take if your business utilises any potentially harmful substances, you will have to research the potential hazards, prevent harm to employees health and instigate control measures. You also need to provide information, instruction and training for employees and others who might come into contact with these substances.
This WorkRite e-learning course will provide the necessary basic information for your staff, helping your organisation with COSHH compliance.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
- Harm from hazardous substances
- Recognising hazardous substances
- Storage and handling
- Protection and prevention
- Training and monitoring
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