LEGISLATION AND GUIDANCE
It is our aim to give you the most comprehensive assistance with all you requirements and with this in mind we have provided some useful links below to information relevant to a variety of different applications. We have also produced a large number of YouTube user guides and introductory videos so please visit our channel for some more support.
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Duty to manage
Bakers - time to clear the air! flour dust can cause asthma. ISBN 9780717663583, HSE Books.
Priorities for health and safety in the flour and grain milling industries FIS13
Vehicle spray painter / Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR)
MVR topic inspection pack – Isocyanate exposure (Topic inspection packs describe and support the duties of HSE inspectors.)
Safe use of and storage of cellular plastics - HSG92 ISBN 0 7176 1115 9, HSE Books.
Grain dust EH66 (Third edition)
HSE general guidance
Control of substances hazardous to health (Fifth edition) L5 The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended). Approved code of practice and guidance, ISBN 0 7176 2981 3, HSE Books.
A step by step guide to COSHH assessment HSG97 ISBN 0 7176 2785 3, HSE Books.
More guidance on asthma produced by HSE and other organisations
Occupational asthma - a guide for employers, workers and their representatives published by British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF) in partnership with HSE and the TUC
Occupational asthma - a guide for general practitioners and practice nurses published by BOHRF
Occupational Asthma: Evidence Review – March 2010 published by BOHRF
General occupational guidance
Safe disposal of clinical waste
CONTROL OF MAJOR ACCIDENTS AND HAZARDS (COMAH) 2015
The COMAH Regulations
COMAH competent authority guidance and key internal CA procedures
Other COMAH guidance
CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH (COSHH)
FIRE AND EXPLOSION
Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres. Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002. Approved Code of Practice and guidance L138 (Second edition) HSE Books 2003 ISBN 0 7176 6616 4
Other guidance on flammable substances
Other HSE information
Detailed, industry-specific guidance on health surveillance associated with hazardous substances can be found at the following links:
Motor vehicle repair
Timber treatment / wood working
Welding, hot work and allied processes
General dust exposure
Borehole sites and operation
Boreholes Sites and Operations Regulations 1995 regulation 10. As is necessary for their protection
LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION (LEV)
INDG408 - Clearing the air
A simple guide to buying and using local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
INDG409 - Time to clear the air!
A workers' pocket guide to local exhaust ventilation (LEV).
A series of videos giving examples of common processes and sources of local exhaust ventilation and an explanation of what LEV is are available.
Exposure calculators and ready-reckoners
The noise exposure calculators can help you work out your daily noise exposure, weekly noise exposures, and estimate the performance of hearing protection.
If your version of Excel is having compatibility issues with the calculator then please see:
Noise exposure ready-reckoners
The noise exposure ready-reckoners allow you to estimate daily or weekly noise exposure. To use the daily exposure ready-reckoner you will need to know the levels of noise and durations of exposure which make up a person's working day. For weekly noise exposure, appropriate where somebody's noise exposure varies markedly from day to day, you will need to know the daily noise exposure for each day in the working week. These ready-reckoners can be printed for completion by hand.
Ionising Radiation Protection Series information sheets
REGISTRATION, EVALUATION, AUTHORISATION & RESTRICTION OF CHEMICALS (REACH)
Anyone requiring more detailed information should consult the comprehensive guidance available from the ECHA website .
UK REACH CA information leaflets
RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Training, tools and information
Respiratory priority areas
Whole Body Vibration