Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations

It is 25 years since the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations came info force.

Risk assessment has always been a cornerstone of COSHH, but one change which is often highlighted is the introduction of control banding – a technique used to guide the assessment and management of workplace risks. Maximum exposure limits and occupational exposure stands were also replaced with workplace exposure limits and the introduction of the principles of good practise as set out in Schedule 2A of the COSHH regulations.

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Work Related Dermatitis

Work related dermatitis can be caused by exposure to chemical agents and wet work (hands repeatedly wet for long periods). Other agents can be biological (e.g. plants or bacteria), physical (e.g. vibration) and mechanical (e.g. abrasion). Hands are most at risk, but other parts of the body can be affected. Read more