From tiny particles from grinding wheel work to asbestos in buildings, hazardous substances need to be understood and dealt with properly.
This COSHH training course helps with understanding the risk and implementing appropriate controls within the workplace.
Failing to follow COSHH guidelines can result in a variety of health risks. Based on the substance and type of exposure, it can result in:
- Skin conditions – such as dermatitis
- Poisoning – if ingested
- Blindness or vision problems – if splashed into the eyes
- Lung conditions – such as Asthma
- Diseases – such as cancer
This online COSHH training course ensures that employers know their responsibilities under this regulation and helps improve safety for workers overall. The benefits of COSHH extend to better long-term health for employees and in reducing the cost of ill health for employers as well.
Failure to comply with COSHH regulations can lead to serious health consequences for employees, as well as legal and financial consequences for employers.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, or COSHH is a set of regulations that are designed to protect employees from exposure to harmful substances in the workplace. The responsibilities of employers under COSHH include identifying hazardous substances in the workplace, assessing the risks associated with those substances, and implementing control measures to minimize or eliminate the risks.
Employees also have responsibilities under COSHH, including following safety procedures, using protective equipment, and reporting any potential hazards to their employer.