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Accreditation:

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and offers 1 hour of CDP credit


Certification:

On successful completion of this course you will be able to print your own CDP accredited certificate via your courses home page…


Course Content:

Hazardous substance incidents can affect many people including operators, people working nearby, others on site and members of the public. Systems for the control and safe use of substances are crucial to the safe operating procedures in any workplace where substances are used, stored, handled, transported or disposed of regardless of the quantities involved.

Hazardous substances are used in many workplaces and may lead to a wide range of conditions including dermatitis, asthma, and disease. Around 10,000 people die each year from work-related ill health and many of these deaths are due to exposure to substances hazardous to health.

Under the control of Substances Hazardous to Heath Regulations employers must prevent or control exposure, assess the risks to the workforce and others, maintain controls and monitor workplaces and individuals, they must also provide information instruction and training to anyone that may be exposed.

Topics covered:

  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Health Regulations
  • Employer/employee roles and responsibilities
  • Identifying hazardous substances in the workplace
  • Routes of entry into the body
  • Health effects of hazardous substances and their causes
  • Introduction to COSHH assessment
  • REACH
  • Control options

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