Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH)

Course content

The Law

  • Duties of the employer and employees
  • Key aspects of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations and changes since initiation
  • Expectations of Employers and Employees

Chemicals

  • Understanding chemicals and how they may cause effects
  • Types of affect, typical health symptoms, the types and requirements of health assessments

Monitoring and Minimising Exposure

  • Occupational hygiene and workplace monitoring and basic toxicology
  • Use of datasheets and where to obtain key information
  • Preventing or minimising exposure – methods and techniques
  • Identification, assessment and control of substances hazardous to health
  • Performing an assessment within the workplace using assessment forms (in-house / supplied forms)
 
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