The misuse and lack of control measures when using hazardous substances account for around 650,000 deaths every year. This makes it the biggest contributor to occupational deaths worldwide. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH Regs 2002) put duties on employers to ensure employees have adequate training, instruction and information when using substances which may be harmful to their health. Hazardous substances are classified as irritant, toxic, very toxic, corrosive and harmful under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP). This course is aimed at those who employ and those who are employed to work with hazardous substances. This course will aid in identifying hazardous substances, the possible health effects associated with those substances and control measures. You can download a leaflet about this course here.
The responsibilities of employers and employees
Health effects from exposure
Identify and assess a hazardous substance
Identify reasonable control measures when working with hazardous substances
Quickly identify the warning symbols and possible dangers to health associated with a hazardous substance