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Document ID (ISN)64767
CIS number 95-1456
ISBN(s) 0-7176-0819-0
Year 1995
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance on Regulations L5
Health and Safety Commission
Title General COSHH ACOP (Control of substances hazardous to health), Carcinogens ACOP (Control of carcinogenic substances), Biological agents ACOP (Control of biological agents) - Approved Codes of Practice
Bibliographic information HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1995. vi, 74p. Illus. Price: GBP 6.75.
Abstract This document contains three Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) related to the Control of Substances to Health Regulations 1994 (COSHH) (see CIS 95-19). The General ACOP includes the text of COSHH and guidance on compliance: responsibilities; assessment of health risks; prevention or control of exposure; maintenance, examination and test of control measures; monitoring exposure; health surveillance; personnel training. It includes special provisions relating to biological agents resulting from the requirement to implement Directive 90/679/EEC (Protection of Workers from Risks Related to Exposure to Biological Agents at Work). The Carcinogens ACOP and the Biological Agents ACOP provide supplementary practical guidance on work with these substances.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; carcinogens; biological hazards; harmful substances; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) health engineering; list of chemical substances; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; personal protective equipment; information of personnel; TLV list; medical supervision; replaced; directive; responsibilities; respirators
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) Biological hazards