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CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH (COSHH)
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, employers must carry out an assessment of all substances that are, or may be, a potential hazard to health, assess their associated risk and record findings of such assessments.

PURPOSE OF LEGISLATION: It is estimated by the HSE that each year over 20,000 people die as a result of chronic (long term) illness resulting from exposure to harmful substances (compared with approximately 300 people killed as a result of accidents).

Whilst a number of these tragic circumstances are caused by exposure to harmful dust, asbestos and other sources that are now more stringently controlled, there are still many other substances which, if misused or used without adequate controls, can cause chronic illness or acute injury.

It is therefore essential that employers and employees are aware of the dangers of the materials they use or come into contact with at work. In this area, employers have been prosecuted for not carrying out an assessment.

HSAS SUPPORT: We offer a range of services in support of employers achieving and maintaining compliance with COSHH Regulations:

COSHH Computerised Management System

COSHH Open Training

Risk Assessment

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