CHIP Regulations

CHIP Regulations

CHIP is the abbreviated name for the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations. The CHIP regulations are being replaced by the European CLP Regulations and will be revoked from 1 June 2015. The CHIP regulations implement two European Directives: The Dangerous Substances Directive (No. 67/548/EEC) The Dangerous Preparations Directive (No. 99/45/EC) The 2009 […]

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Workplace Exposure Limits

Workplace Exposure Limits

Workplace Exposure Limits are the safe level of exposure to a substance. There are some substances that in small doses will not cause any harm but over set levels, they are deemed to exceed the maximum recommended amount a person can be exposed to. These limits are called workplace exposure limits. Having these limits avoids […]

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COSHH Regulations

COSHH Regulations or to give the full name The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 provide information on what the law requires and advice on completing COSHH assessments. You will need to ensure that you are correctly assessing risks – high and low.  These regulations are updated from time to time and they […]

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Radioactive substances

Radioactive substances

Radioactive substances come in radiation types are used in a diverse range of industrial, medical, research and communications applications. Although these applications bring real benefits to people living in the UK, some can create potentially harmful exposure risks that must be effectively controlled. The subject of radioactive substances is far larger than we can cover […]

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CHIP hazard symbols

European CLP Regulations

CLP Regulations or The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures came into force in all EU member states, including the UK, on 20 January 2010. The main goal of the CLP regulation is to: Adopt in the EU the Globally Harmonised System or GHS, on the classification […]

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Safety data sheet

Safety data sheets under COSHH

Safety data sheets are a document that gives all the data on the product and required under COSHH.  The supplier must send you a data sheet when the product is first ordered, if the formulation changes, or if you ask for a sheet. If it is not dangerous to supply the supplier should include instructions […]

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COSHH control measures

COSHH Control Measures

Control measures are always a mixture of equipment and ways of working to reduce exposure. The right combination is crucial. No measures, however practical, can work unless they are used properly. So, any ‘standard operating procedure’ should combine the right equipment with the right way of working. This means instructing, training and supervising the workers […]

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