A variety of harmful substances are found in our working environments – knowing how to control these safely is key to safety and protection from harm.
If you work with hazardous substances, our Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) website can help you understand the actions you should take to stay healthy.
Download HSE’s publication Working with substances hazardous to health: A brief guide to COSHH, which explains how to control exposure and comply with the regulations.
Our COSHH Safe Handling Chemicals poster also provides crucial guidance on how to handle chemicals safely in your workplace, including a useful hazardous signs check.
Employers must provide welfare facilities and a working environment that’s healthy and safe for everyone in the workplace, including those with disabilities.
This means you must have:
- welfare facilities
- a healthy working environment
- a safe workplace
Find out in more detail what you must provide for a safe and healthy workplace.
Employers are also required to provide enough toilets and washbasins for those expected to use them. Follow our guidance for toilets and washing facilities
Here are a few of our previous Health & Safety blogs which businesses and owners should be fully aware off and actioning:
YOUR OUTSOURCED HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.
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