The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) (as amended) are generally referred to by their acronym. They provide a legal framework to protect people against health risks from hazardous substances used at work. Employers and employees have legal responsibilities to ensure health and safety.
assess the risks to health and safety
decide what precautions are needed to prevent exposure
decide what precautions are needed to prevent ill health
prevent or control exposure
make sure that control measures are used and maintained
monitor exposure and carry out health surveillance if appropriate
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