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Flashcards in COSHH Deck (11):
1

What is it?

the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health

2

What we should do

Each practice must keep a COSHH file detailing the risk assessment on all materials + chemicals used in the practice. A data safety sheet to be included on all relevant materials

3

What else must COSHH file contain

a written report containing:
-the hazardous ingredients it contains
-the nature of the risk, ideally by indicating the risk category using recognised symbols
-the possible health effect of the hazardous ingredients
-the precautions required for the safe handling of the product

4

1.

identify the substance

5

2.

who may be harmed

6

3.

how may they be harmed

7

4.

evaluate the risk and control

8

5.

record assessment

9

6.

record all staff of the risks

10

Storage

stored in cupboards away from public access, with separate fire-resistant locked storage for inflammable substances and poisons. normally room temp (20c) or cooler by refrigeration. Mercury must be stored in cool cupboard in sealed containers

11

Oxygen + nitrous oxide

for conscious sedation should ideally be stored outdoors but if not - a well ventilated fire resistant store. Larger cylinders must be upright so they don't fall over.
Oxygen cylinders (emergency) must be easily accessed