Every year, thousands of workers are made ill by hazardous substances, contracting lung disease such as asthma, cancer and skin disease such as dermatitis. These diseases cost many millions of pounds each year to industry, society and individuals.
As an employer, you are responsible for taking effective measures to control exposure and protect health.
These measures can also improve production or cut waste.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) Employers are required to protect both employees and others who may be exposed to hazardous substances by ensuring that monitoring procedures are in place to ensure their safety.
Such Hazardous substances include:
|| Substances used directly in work activities (e.g. Adhesives, Paints, Cleaning Agents)
|| Substances generated during work activities (e.g. Fumes from soldering & Welding)
|| Naturally Occurring Substances (e.g. Grain Dust, Silica Dust)
|| Biological Agents such as Bacteria and other Micro Organisms
How can we help you?
COSHH monitoring is not just a paper exercise. It is about taking sensible steps to prevent ill health.
You need to know how workers are exposed, and to how much, before you can decide if you need to do anything to reduce their exposure.
| The COSHH Regulations require employers to assess the risk to their employees, and to prevent or adequately control those risks.
Our consultants are here to help you and can develop and implement monitoring strategies to ensure Workplace Exposure Limits
(WELs as listed on EH40) are not exceeded with respect to hazardous substances used or arising from your work.
closely with you, our team will advise on appropriate
measures to be taken to reduce the risk of exposure to