Working in an industry that deals with hazardous substances can pose a significant risk to an employee’s health and wellbeing. In order to mitigate these risks, in 1988 the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) introduced COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations.
Updated most recently in 2002, COSHH regulations are the minimum required standards within these industries and the measures that must be taken to minimise employee exposure to hazardous substances.
Principles of COSHH COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. If a hazardous substance cannot be eliminated or substituted from a process, then the employer will need to look at how to control exposure to it.
On completion of the COSHH course individuals are able to relate to all the following points: