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Document ID (ISN)77740
CIS number 01-1793
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG136 (rev.1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title COSHH - A brief guide to the regulations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2001. 19p. 9 ref.
Abstract This booklet provides guidance on the main requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH, see CIS 00-620) 1999. It describes the seven steps required to comply with COSHH, namely: assess the risks to health; decide what precautions are needed; prevent or adequately control exposure; ensure that control measures are complied with; monitor exposure; carry out appropriate health surveillance; ensure that employees are properly informed, trained and supervised. (More detailed guidance on risk assessment is provided in CIS 00-961). It is a reprint of version analysed in CIS 00-1098.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hazard evaluation; harmful substances; chemical safety
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; workplace monitoring; implementation of control measures; safety guides; medical supervision; comment on law; information of personnel; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation