COSHH assessments should only be done with the MSDS to hand. The first stage will ask for product information such as type of product, person at risk and name of supplier.
Once all information is entered, the next stage will ask you for the PPE required to use the product, which will be found in the MSDS.
The third stage will require you to copy the first aid measures from section 4 of the MSDS.
The fourth stage will require you to copy the fire prevention measures from section 5 of the MSDS.
The next stage will require to copy all applicable spillage, handling, storage and disposal procedures from the safety data sheet.
Stage 6 will ask for any CLP symbols, amount of product you’ll use, and how long you’ll use it for.
The next section will ask for the workplace exposure limits. Simply type in the CAS number found in the MSDS of any chemical listed under the WEL section. If nothing is listed here, leave this section blank.
The eighth section will ask for hazard statements. Only input those found in section 2, and not those found at the end of the MSDS.
The final stage will ask for any other precautions. This could be symptoms of exposure, engineering controls, PPE for overexposure or conditions to avoid.
If you want to, add a comment to the end of the COSHH assessment, and a risk level, and then click finish.
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