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Category: COSHH

Control of substances hazardous to health

EH38 – Ozone: Health hazards and control measures

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This guidance is primarily aimed at employers and managers of people exposed to ozone in the course of their work. It draws attention to the potential ill health which exposure to ozone can cause and indicates potential sources of ozone at work. This third edition includes updated references to COSHH, CLP and CHIP Regulations.

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The use of copper ionisation in legionella control – important information

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For users and suppliers of water treatment systems that use elemental copper for legionella control, ie copper ionisation systems – important information on the European Commission’s decision regarding the use of copper in legionella control.

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Legionella duty holder events – last chance to book your place

Monday, January 27, 2014

HSE and the Legionella Control Association are running a series of joint dutyholder events taking place early 2014 in Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Book your place now.

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Sheffield Forgemasters fined over worker’s cellar death

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sheffield Forgemasters was today ordered to pay £245,000 in fines and costs for safety failings that led to an employee dying of carbon dioxide poisoning after the cellar he was working in filled with the deadly gas.

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Public consultation – changes to petroleum legislation

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

This consultation seeks views on HSE’s proposals to consolidate and modernise the petroleum legislative framework in GB. The new regulatory structures will, where practicable, simplify the current legislative arrangements and make the requirements easier to understand.

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Pharmaceuticals firms fined for chemical incidents at Welsh plant

Friday, December 13, 2013

Two Flintshire pharmaceutical firms have been fined for multiple safety and environmental breaches which caused workers’ major health problems and resulted in releases to the environment – including failures to comply with two HSE enforcement notices.

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Consultation opens on plans to simplify petrol legislation

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an eight-week consultation on plans to simplify and modernise legislation on the storage of petroleum. 

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L138 – Dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres: ACOP and guidance (revised)

Monday, December 9, 2013

The consolidated ACOP text and guidance have been clarified, simplified, streamlined and restructured to help the reader. The content has been updated in light of changes to European and domestic legislation, such as substance classification and labelling issues and general fire safety.

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Updated guidance on controlling hazardous substances in the workplace

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Information on controlling substances that are hazardous to the health of workers has been updated to help businesses comply with legal requirements.

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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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