The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) came into force for all industry sectors in 2002.replace earlier COSHH regulations 1999, The Control of Substances Hazardous Regulation 2002. set down the legal requirement by an employer to protect the health of anybody likely to come into contact with hazardous substances during the course of their work.
The Regulations set out essential measures that employers have to take. Failure to comply with COSHH, in addition to exposing employees to risk, constitutes and offence and is subject to penalties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002) is a legal requirement and the law that requires employers to control substances to prevent ill health to employees at work or within the workplace.b Respiratory health surveillance is a programme of regular, periodic, spirometry testing that is related to the substances employees may come into contact with, in the course of their work.
Respiratory assessments help detect occupational asthma developing by detecting the early signs of the disease at a stage where it can be reversed or its effects minimised.
If you work with any of the following industries you may require Respiratory Health Surveillance§§
If you work with any of the following substances you will require Respiratory Health Surveillance:
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