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It’s time to consider CoSHH Cabinets

Many of us handle hazardous substances on a daily basis, from cleaning chemicals to paint. We all come into contact with potentially harmful liquids or gases.  Although, there is no direct threat to our safety, it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers that these substances hold. Well, lucky for us there is a set of regulations called the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. I know a mouthful, so thankfully experts call these regulations CoSHH for short. CoSHH ensures our bosses have procedures in place to control the exposure of hazardous substances to prevent ill health. From considering what… Read more

New Grey CoSHH Cupboards

What is CoSHH? CoSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Hazardous substances can take many forms such as chemicals, fumes, dusts, vapour, gases, biological agents and nanotechnology. Please note; CoSHH doesn’t include lead, asbestos or radioactive substances and these materials have their own specific regulations. To find out more information on CoSHH please visit the HSE website. How to deal with hazardous substances There are many things to consider when doing your CoSHH assessment such as what it is that you do that involves hazardous substances, finding out if these cause harm and how you can reduce… Read more