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Flashcards in COSHH Deck (2):
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What is included within a typical Risk Assessment?

Risk assessment should focus on the identification, elimination and management of risks:

1 - Identify the hazards.
2 - Decide who might be harmed and how.
3 - Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions.
4 - Record significant findings.
5 - Review the assessment and update if necessary.

Information produced as a consequence of a risk assessment might be included in tender documents so that designers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers can take them into account when pricing their tenders and planning their work.

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What is COSHH?

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by:

1 - finding out what the health hazards are.
2 - deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment.
3 - providing control measures to reduce harm to health.
4 - making sure they are used.
5 - keeping all control measures in good working order.
6 - providing information, instruction and training for employees and others;
7 - providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases.
8 - planning for emergencies.