Some workplaces require their workers to use substances that could potentially be damaging to their health if not used or handled in the correct manner. Similarly some workplaces will have substances like this that are used by some workers but not by the majority of them.
In all these cases the employers must make sure they adhere to the rules and regulations laid down in COSHH. This stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. It is a law and lays out all the information employers require in order to adhere to the practices and processes included within it.
The law applies to all kinds of substances. They could be in dried or liquid form or even exist as a vapour. Other examples include gases and even germs. Every employer has a responsibility to ensure their workers are always safe.
Can we always prevent dangerous substances from harming others?
The COSHH law was designed to ensure situations where people were hurt or injured by these substances could be kept to as low a level as possible. Of course we all know the potential for hazards to arise can still occur. If the rules are not followed in a specific situation or if an individual is negligent in their duties, accidents have the potential still to occur. This can lead to injuries that can greatly affect those who suffer from them.
Call AAH today if you have suffered in this way
Accident Advice Helpline has been here for 14 years, helping many workers and other individuals to claim compensation in response to injuries you have suffered in a variety of situations where someone else was proven to be at fault.
If you have received an injury at work within the last three years resulting from a harmful substance – or in any other situation – contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
We provide a free 24/7 enquiry line and our well-trained team members are waiting to take your call. Our professional injury compensation lawyers have successfully closed many cases and won compensation for clients.
We also have a fast 30-second online test you can go through to see if you have the potential to make a no win, no fee* claim. You may be able to win compensation if you have evidence of negligence to back up what happened back when you were injured.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Health and safety at work