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Chemicals in one form or another are in widespread use throughout industry. Knowledge of the risks in the use and storage of chemicals in the workplace is important for those individuals who come into contact with chemicals.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations lay down specific steps which must be adhered to when assessing risks and/or working with hazardous substances.
To implement those Regulations, a broad base of knowledge is required. This Workshop has therefore been designed to provide delegates with the appropriate information concerning toxicology, extraction systems and the means of quantifying exposure such that they will be better able to ensure that the Regulations are fully applied in their place of work.
The key objective is to ensure that key workers understand the basis and application of the COSHH Regulations, and learn how to implement effective practices to fulfil all requirements.
- The definition of hazard, risk and danger.
- The meaning of toxicological terminology.
- How the basic human body functions and how to reduce risks of chemical contamination.
- Where to obtain relevant hazard information.
- How to assess risk factors.
- What records to maintain (depends on delegate group).
- Spillage and emergency procedures.
- Principles of segregation of different substance classes in storage.