Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Risk Assessment Documents
Whether you are an employer with your own premises, or you are a contractor who goes to other premises, you have duties under the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended). If you expose anyone to any substance you need to carry out a COSHH Risk Assessment which will include utilising the information provided by the substance manufacturer on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). You may also need to set up a health surveillance programme to monitor the effects on your employees.
Many businesses use chemicals and other hazardous substances and this has the potential to expose their employees and others to the risk of injuries or diseases such as asthma, dermatitis and cancer. Exposure to any substances that could cause your employees or anyone else any harm needs to be assessed in order to reduce the risk. The COSHH Regulations were created to ensure that any harmful effects are minimised. Even everyday products such as glue, varnish, or even cleaning materials have potentially hazardous ingredients which could cause harm.
This Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Risk Assessment Documents folder contains a Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Risk Assessment Form and a Guidance Note on how to use a Material Safety Data Sheet to do a COSHH Risk Assessment to help you implement the right level of chemical and hazardous substances control at your workplace. Use these documents to make sure that your business is compliant with the Regulations and that your workplace is made safer.