Hazardous substances

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United Kingdom
Portuguese, International


This website gives an overview of the safe handling, use and storage of hazardous substances in the workplace and provides links to further information and advice. You will also find details of legal duties and obligations, as well as advice on how to reduce risks from hazardous substances. The following topics are dealt with: What do we mean by 'hazardous substances'?, What risks do hazardous substances present?, Who is at risk from hazardous substances?, Legal duties and obligations around hazardous substances, Principles of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Workplace exposure limits, Assessing risks from hazardous substances in your workplace, Good practice around hazardous substances, Respiratory protective equipment, Information, instruction and training, Emergency procedures, Your questions on hazardous substances, and Further information on hazardous substances.

This website is available in other languages: Polish, Portuguese and Russian.

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Safety officers

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