The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended) apply to substances found in the workplace which are hazardous to health.

This topic outlines the requirements placed on employers under the regulations to prevent or adequately control exposure of employees to hazardous substances. Such control is based on risk assessment and the introduction of appropriate control measures.

Employers' Duties

Employers have a number of general and specific duties under UK legislation relating to hazardous substances at work. They include the following.

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