MSDS and COSHH

MSDS and COSHH risk assessments – are they the same thing?

What is the difference between a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) risk assessment?  An MSDS gives you information about the hazardous product; whereas the COSHH assessment describes what control measures are needed and how you are going to use the product safely.

Workplace Exposure Limits

Workplace Exposure Limits – EH40 reissued

HSE have reissued EH40/2005, their guide to Workplace Exposure Limits. This is the fourth edition (published 2020) and can be purchased or downloaded for free from HSE books. If you need help with your COSHH assessments, please get in touch as we can assist you with these, either as part of a package or as a one-off […]

Workplace facilities

Do you have the right workplace facilities?

Employers must provide the right workplace facilities and a working environment that’s healthy and safe for everyone, including those with disabilities.

Sickness in the workplace

Dealing with sickness in the workplace – Guest article by ClockworkHR

Let’s face it – no one is immune to every bug and virus known to man.  It is inevitable that at some point members of staff will need to stay off work due to sickness or ill health. The majority of times a couple of days rest and recuperation is all that is needed. Your […]

Extractor for welding fume

Welding Fumes

Guest Article by Craig Batty of Workplace Exposure Change in Enforcement Expectations for Welding Fumes In February this year, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) announced a significant “change in enforcement expectations” regarding welding fumes.

Stress at Work

Work Related Stress

Work Related Stress Work related stress is how you feel when you have demands at work that exceed how much you feel you can cope with. Over 11 million working days are lost each year because of work related stress, and stress can contribute to conditions such as anxiety or depression.