What is COSHH?

coshhCOSHH is the ‘Control of Substances Hazardous to Health’.

Why does it matter?

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put peoples’ health at risk. The COSHH Regulations require employers to control exposure to hazardous substances and to prevent the ill health of employees and others who may be exposed to hazardous substances in a work activity.

What is a hazardous substance?

Under COSHH Regulations a range of substances, including:

  • Chemicals
  • Products containing chemicals
  • Fumes
  • Dusts
  • Vapours
  • Mists
  • Nanotechnology
  • Gases
  • Biological agents (germs)
  • Germs that cause diseases such as Legionnaires’ disease
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