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TBT 01: COSHH Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health: HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES INCLUDE:- 1.Oily substances & cleaning agents 2.Hazardous chemicals 3.Biological.

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1 TBT 01: COSHH Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health: HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES INCLUDE:- 1.Oily substances & cleaning agents 2.Hazardous chemicals 3.Biological agents 4.Natural dusts 1 of 12 HWS -Toolbox Talk 01 COSHH v

2 TBT 01: COSHH POSSIBLE HEALTH PROBLEMS : 1.Contact causing irritation 2.Sensitising substances 3.Toxic fumes 4.Carcinogenic 5.Infectious 6.Fire, explosion 7.Environmental harm problems 2 of 12

3 TBT 01: COSHH COSHH SAYS THAT EMPLOYERS MUST: 1.Identify hazardous substances 2.Put controls in place 3.Protect from contact 4.Monitor exposure / health 5.Have emergency procedures 6.Train workers 7.Monitor controls 3 of 12

4 TBT 01: COSHH SUBSTANCES COVERED BY COSHH: 1.Chemicals with exposure limits 2.Micro-organisms 3.Dusts 4.Medicines, pesticides, gases 5.CHIP list 6.HSE list 7.NOTE: lead and asbestos have their own regulations 4 of 12

5 TBT 01: COSHH COSHH CONTROLS: 1.Hazardous substances 2.Likelihood of exposure 3.Reduce exposure 4.What PPE is used? 5.Face mask / helmet 6.Goggles, safety-glasses 7.Full face protection 8.Gloves 5 of 12

6 TBT 01: COSHH COSHH SIGNS (1 of 4): TOXIC SUBSTANCE Dangerous in various ways – avoid them. Use correct PPE CORROSIVE SUBSTANCE Cause burns to skin / eyes – avoid them. Use correct PPE 6 of 12

7 TBT 01: COSHH COSHH SIGNS (2 of 4) IRRITANT SUBSTANCE Affects skin, eyes, lungs – avoid them – use correct PPE HARMFUL SUBSTANCE Avoid contact with skin, eyes, lungs – use correct PPE 7 of 12

8 TBT 01: COSHH COSHH SIGNS (3 of 4): FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCES Solids, liquids, gases, vapours – need source of heat / ignition (hot object, flame, spark) OXIDISING SUBSTANCES They behave like oxygen – they help other things to burn 8 of 12

9 HTM 1: COSHH COSHH SIGNS (4 of 4): EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCE Various solids, liquids, gases, vapours – need heat / ignition SUBSTANCE HARMFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT For example pesticides / weed- killers 9 of 12

10 TBT 01: COSHH RPE: RESPIRATION PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: All types must be fitted properly & have correct filter for the work 1.Disposable type: use one per shift 2.Half face respirator type 3.Helmet type 4.Full face respirator type – needs air supply 10 of 12

11 TBT 01: COSHH COSHH EYE PROTECTION: 1.Simple goggles 2.Full protection COSHH GLOVES:- 1.Laminate film, nitrile, neoprene, PVC, rubber 2.Long gloves are best 11 of 12

12 TBT 01: COSHH COSHH CONTROLS AND PROTECTION – REVISION: 1.Identify hazardous substances in your workplace 2.Contain hazardous chemicals – store them safely 3.Keep oxidising agents away from flammable substances 4.Use the right PPE including protection for the skin, eyes, respiratory system 5.Deal with spills correctly 6.Treat unknown chemicals as though they are hazardous 7.Protect your colleagues and the public 12 of 10

13 TBT 01: COSHH REMEMBER Statistically, waste management and recycling has a very high accident rate If you see a problem DO NOT walk on by! See it – sort it! Report accidents, incidents & near-misses! Do NOT become a statistic!


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