Unfortunately, even today, there are a lot of employers who still don't understand the COSHH regulations and what is required of them. Employers whose company uses dangerous chemicals, or produces hazardous substances through a work process, are required to perform COSHH assessments on every one of those work activities. However, they get confused by the assessment process and often use inadequate assessment techniques. This usually means that the control measures they decide
Chemical spills are a fairly common incident and they can happen at any time. They usually happen due to a failed or improperly closed container, or during transport via a dropped or damaged load. Fortunately, they're one of the easier hazards to contain and clean up but there are chemicals that are more dangerous than others and they require a more careful approach to control. It's very important to be able to quickly identify the chemical that is spilled as it may contain h
If you work in the hospitality business you'll know that the safety of your guests, and the cleanliness of your hotel is vitally important. Common cleaning products are often disregarded as low risk but these products are still chemicals and they're extremely bad for human health, if handled or stored incorrectly. Even the most common products are, or have, chemicals in them that can cause respiratory problems, skin and eye irritation and chemical burns. If they happen to be
Kitchens can be especially dangerous places. There are a plethora of sharp objects and cooking appliances that give off large amounts of heat. It's really important to practice good safety everywhere, but when it comes to the kitchen you should pay extra attention. Especially if you have young children. Here are 10 tips for ensuring safety in the kitchen: Make sure to put childproof locks on all cabinets, cupboards and cooking appliances. Keep any cloth materials like towels
Hey guys, today I want to talk about how to keep your children safe from poisonings at home. It is unfortunately a very common thing to occur and a frightening number of the calls that the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) receive are related to children. It's very important that we as parents keeps our homes safe for our little ones, so I'm going to give you a few tips to prevent poisoning in your home. 1. Ensure all of the medicines or chemicals in your home are s
Hi, it's Dale again.
It's becoming more and more clear to me that current chemical safety training is in dire need of improvement.
And I'm not just talking about big industrial factories here.
There are millions of small businesses using seriously dangerous chemicals, with very little training in how to properly handle them.
Before I go more into that, however, I want to tell you a quick story.
A couple of weeks ago I was told about the horrifying chemical burns caused b
When a workplace frequently uses chemicals, or creates substances that are hazardous to health through a work process then everyone on-site must immediately be able to know and recognise the COSHH symbols and their meanings. These symbols are required to be placed on the packaging of hazardous substances. COSHH symbols must be clearly visible and instantly convey the correct warning pertaining to the use, storage and transport of a substance. Following the 2-year grace period