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Document ID (ISN)102847
CIS number 03-1825
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2785-3
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSG 97
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title A step by step guide to COSHH assessment
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 2004. viii, 46p. 25 ref. Price: GBP 8.95.
Abstract This document is aimed at helping employers to assess their activities under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH, see CIS 03-1023). It describes and explains the principles of assessment with the help of with extensive examples. Topics covered: gathering information on the substances, the work and the working practices; evaluating the risk to health; deciding on the necessary measures to comply with regulations 7-13 of COSHH; recording the assessment; when the assessment needs to be reviewed; skills required for conducting an assessment; concept of "reasonable practicability". Replaces CIS 01-186.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; plant safety and health organization; health hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; compliance with exposure limits; exposure evaluation; safety guides; qualifications; comment on law; directive; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation