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Category: COSHH

Control of substances hazardous to health

Control of substances hazardous to health (sixth edition): The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 – Approved Code of Practice and guidance

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The sixth edition of this Approved Code of Practice and guidance provides practical advice to help dutyholders comply with the requirements of the COSHH Regulations.

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Are there legionella risks in your workplace? – LCA/HSE Duty Holder Events, February – April 2014

Thursday, November 28, 2013

As a dutyholder you are responsible for complying with health and safety and taking responsibility for managing those risks. Find out all you need to know about legionella control and prevention at any of the HSE and Legionella Control Association (LCA) stakeholder events taking place during February, March and April 2014.

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Consultation on REACH – Dichloromethane paint-strippers

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This consultation seeks views on an amendment to the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008, on a proposal to allow for the continued use of paint-strippers containing the substance dichloromethane (DCM), under certain conditions.

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Cobalt and you: Working with cobalt – are you at risk? (INDG442)

Friday, November 1, 2013

This leaflet is for people who work with cobalt and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Beryllium and you: Working with beryllium – are you at risk? (INDG311 revised)

Friday, November 1, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with beryllium and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Benzene and you: Working with benzene – are you at risk? (INDG329 revised)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with benzene. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Arsenic and you: Working with arsenic – are you at risk? (INDG441)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This leaflet is for people who work with arsenic and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Chromium and you: Working with chromium – are you at risk? (INDG346 revised)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with chromium and its inorganic compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Nickel and you: Working with nickel – are you at risk? (INDG351 revised)

Monday, October 28, 2013

This revised leaflet is for people who work with nickel and its compounds. It tells you about the possible health effects – short-term and long-term – and explains what you and your employer should do to control the risks.

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Legionella FAQS – Copper ionisation systems

Friday, October 18, 2013

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Lincolnshire agricultural firm in court for safety failings

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Lincolnshire agricultural machinery manufacturer has been fined after employees were put at risk of developing asthma through the spraying of a hazardous chemical.

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Company fined after worker suffers severe burns

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Warwickshire company which manufactures car components has been fined after a worker was burned by caustic soda while leaning over a conveyor.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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RR982 – Real time measurement of dichloromethane containing mixtures

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dichloromethane (DCM), also known as methylene chloride, is typically used as a component of proprietary paint strippers. The aim of this project was to determine the suitability of commercial, real-time (direct-reading), portable gas detectors to monitor DCM in the presence of other volatile organic compounds typically found in paint strippers.

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Silk weaving firm in court over safety breaches

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Suffolk textile company has been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker suffered three years of ill-health and was left disabled following his exposure to chemicals.

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Managing for health and safety

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HSE has launched new online guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. Managing for health and safety replaces Successful health and safety management (known to many as HSG65) refreshing and enhancing the existing content.

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Copper ionisation systems – What is the issue over copper ionisation in legionella control?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Updated July 24 2013 – For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control ie copper ionisation systems – it is important to read the updated information relating to the application for essential use derogation.

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Specialist engineer and scientist jobs in HSE

Friday, July 19, 2013

HSE has a number of job opportunities for specialist engineers to advise and regulate health and safety within the high hazard industry. We offer a real opportunity to influence and improve safety across a wide range of activities both on and offshore.

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EH66 – Grain dust

Monday, June 17, 2013

This guidance draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from exposure to grain dust. The guidance is aimed at employers and managers although employees and health and safety professionals will also find it useful.

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Revised COSHH ACOP – have your say

Monday, June 3, 2013

Public consultation on revisions to ‘Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)’ ACOP ends 23 August. The proposed revisions make it easier for duty holders to understand and comply with their legal duties, take account of the introduction of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) and emphasise the principles of good control practice.

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