COURSE COVERS THE FOLLOWING:
Hazardous substance incidents can affect many people including operators, people working nearby, others on site and members of the public. Systems for the control and safe use of substances are crucial to the safe operating procedures in any workplace where substances are used, stored, handled, transported or disposed of regardless of the quantities involved.
Hazardous substances are used in many workplaces and may lead to a wide range of conditions including dermatitis, asthma, and disease. Around 10,000 people die each year from work-related ill health and many of these deaths are due to exposure to substances hazardous to health.
Under the control of Substances Hazardous to Heath Regulations employers must prevent or control exposure, assess the risks to the workforce and others, maintain controls and monitor workplaces and individuals, they must also provide information instruction and training to anyone that may be exposed.
Detailed Content on the following.
- The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
- Employer/employee roles and responsibilities
- Identifying hazardous substances in the workplace
- Routes of entry into the body
- Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes
- Introduction to COSHH assessment
- REACH and Control options
Remember: Always try to prevent exposure at source. For example:
- Can you avoid using a hazardous substance or use a safer process – preventing exposure, eg using water-based rather than solvent-based products, applying by brush rather than spraying?
- Can you substitute it for something safer – eg swap an irritant cleaning product for something milder, or using a vacuum cleaner rather than a brush?
- Can you use a safer form, eg can you use a solid rather than liquid to avoid splashes or a waxy solid instead of a dry powder to avoid dust?
This training module will help you understand the risk and look at ways to avoid them.
On successful completion of this course you will be able to print your own CPD accredited certificate via your courses home page.