Uncontrolled exposure to hazardous substances can result in employees suffering from long term lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer, as well as skin conditions including non-melanoma skin cancers and dermatitis.
All UK organisations are required by law to control these risks through compliance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended). These comprise of the following key regulations:
Regulation 6 - COSHH risk assessment
Regulation 7 - Control of exposure
Regulation 8 - Use of control measures
Regulation 9 - Maintenance, examination and testing of control measures
Regulation 10 - Monitoring of exposure
Regulation 11 - Health surveillance
Regulation 12 - Information, instruction and training
Regulation 13 - Arrangements to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies
Element’s qualified and highly experienced team of occupational hygienists specialize in delivering a range of advisory services to help you to make certain that you and your organization comply with all of the relevant COSHH regulations. These range from hazardous substance compliance gap analysis audits through to assisting in undertaking risk assessments, workplace air monitoring, training and providing practical control advice.
Our team, all of whom are members of the British Occupational Hygiene Society, operate throughout the UK and Ireland and can help you to successfully develop and deliver your COSHH management and compliance program.