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Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in the construction industry

COSHH GUIDE

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) are regulations which set down legal requirements about what employers need to do to minimize the risk to the health of their employees from exposure to hazardous substances at work.

Our COSHH Guide provides the tools to help you Recognise, evaluate, control Steps to carrying out a practical COSHH assessment on a construction site

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TOOLBOX TALKS & VISUAL STANDARDS

These will form a concise summary of the health hazards arising from the construction industry and how the Breathe Freely campaign aims to address them.

Visual standards demonstrate ‘what good looks like’. They are intended to reinforce expectations of health and safety standards.

Click on the image of the guide you wish to download  each guide as a slideshow in Powerpoint format.

Diesel Fume

Dust Control in Hard Demolition

Housekeeping

Removal of Lead-Based Paint

Silica

Water Suppression
on Tools

Welding Fume

Wood Dust

MORE TALKS COMING SOON

SITE CHECKLISTS

These checklists will help you on site in managing workplace health risks in relation to the following:

  • COSHH
  • Lead
  • Asbestos
  • Silica

They will help you to pinpoint weaknesses and give tips on things you need to be aware of or have in place.

How to use the checklists

Each checklist consists of a list of questions, a “help” column and sections for you to record your answers/notes and actions.

The “help” section is two fold. It contains comments to give more information about the questions. These comments can also be hidden *to show hyperlinks underneath. Click on any of these links and they will take you to more useful guidance.

The sheets can be printed with the comments or the hyperlinks showing.

* To turn the comments on or off go to View / Comments.

 

 

ASBESTOS

Site Checklist

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LEAD

Site Checklist

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SILICA

Site Checklist

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COSHH

Site Checklist

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PARTNERS

BOHS Logo : www.bohs.org.uk
Constructing Better Health Logo : http://www.cbhscheme.com/ : CBH is a non-profit membership scheme dedicated to help the Construction Industry
http://www.hse.gov.uk/
Land Securities Logo: http://www.landsecurities.com/
http://www.macegroup.com/ ; Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering highly integrated services.

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