LRD Booklets February 2003

Hazardous substances at work - a safety reps' guide

Introduction (496 words)

Hazardous substances are used in almost every workplace - factories, offices, building sites, shops, schools, hospitals, kitchens and gardens. The Health and Safety Executive ...

1. The main hazardous substances (3175 words)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that between 16,000 and 25,000 people become ill each year as a result of exposure to substances ...

2. Health and safety law (1048 words)

The new regulations discussed in this booklet deal specifically with hazardous substances and are based on a framework of more general health and safety ...

3. Hazardous substances - the regulations (3030 words)

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH 2002), came into force in November 2002, replacing the 1999 regulations. They implement parts ...

4. Asthma (1372 words)

The COSHH Regulations 2002 include an approved code of practice (ACOP) specifically on asthma, in recognition of the increasing concern about the disease and ...

5. The CHIP information and packaging regulations (981 words)

The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 (CHIP 3), came into force in July 2002. These regulations consolidate amendments made to ...

6. Asbestos (2842 words)

There are three main types of asbestos found in the workplace, commonly known as blue (crocidolite), brown (amosite), and white asbestos (chrysotile). ...

7. Other key regulations (2138 words)

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR 2002) mainly came into force in December 2002 - the remainder will be in force ...

Further help and information (1134 words)

TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS. Tel: 0207 636 4030. www.tuc.org.uk. Produces a range of health and safety publications, which can ...