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Hazardous substances

Health & safety information and guidance on hazardous substances. Select the topic to view the information.

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Link Type Icon Time to Change Health & Safety bulletin - Carcinogens N/A
Link Type Icon Mesothelioma Group - understanding cancer N/A

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Link Type Icon COSHH (Unite briefing) 0.5Mb
Link Type Icon Working Safely with Metalworking Fluids (HSE booklet) 0.89Mb
Link Type Icon COSHH 0.12Mb
Link Type Icon COSHH Essentials - easy steps to control health risks from chemicals N/A
Link Type Icon Chemical leaflets (HSE website - available to download free) N/A
Link Type Icon Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) - (HSE website) N/A
Link Type Icon Task specific COSHH guidance for welding, cutting and allied jobs (HSE website) N/A
Link Type Icon COSHH EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits (HSE website) N/A
Link Type Icon Example COSHH risk assessments N/A
Link Type Icon International Chemical Exposure Limits (ILO website) N/A
Link Type Icon Diesel engine exhaust emissions N/A
Link Type Icon International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC): Promotional leaflet (ILO website) N/A

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Link Type Icon Unite says “No” to workplace dust 0.06Mb
Link Type Icon Dust in the workplace, TUC 0.06Mb
Link Type Icon HSE dust in the workplace - general principles of protection 0.53Mb
Link Type Icon BOHS dust information paper - December 2012 0.37Mb
Link Type Icon IOM’s position on occupational exposure limits for dust 0.32Mb
Link Type Icon PABIAC bulletin 2002/02 - Controlling exposure to tissue dust in tissue mills 0.03Mb
Link Type Icon Construction Dust Partnership website N/A

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Link Type Icon Unite Lead Exposure Questionnaire 0.02Mb
Link Type Icon Unite Lead Exposure Register Leaflet 0.04Mb
Link Type Icon Working with lead, TUC, explains how working with lead can affect you & others at wor, employers' responsibilities & what help is available to employees. N/A
Link Type Icon Working safely with lead, HSE N/A

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Link Type Icon Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) workplace fume and dust extraction (HSE website) N/A

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Link Type Icon Nanotechnology - guide for workers 0.64Mb
Link Type Icon Nanotechnology - guide for employers 1.45Mb
Link Type Icon Nanotechnology - HSE guide 0.38Mb
Link Type Icon Risk management of carbon nanotubes (HSE information sheet) N/A
Link Type Icon Nano-chemical exposures implicated in workplace deaths (HE research paper) 0.05Mb
Link Type Icon Let us not allow the 20th century asbestos catastrophe to be followed by a nano catastrophe (Finland TU website) N/A
Link Type Icon Nano conference papers (TACD website) N/A

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Link Type Icon The EU REACH Regulation (Unite policy document) 0.08Mb
Link Type Icon Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals (REACH) - (HSE website) N/A

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Link Type Icon Silica Dust 0.84Mb
Link Type Icon Silica poster (Unite posters) N/A
Link Type Icon Stone dust & you, HSE 0.07Mb
Link Type Icon Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Essentials guidance publications N/A