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Machining with metalworking fluids

These information sheets will help managers of workshops using metalworking fluids comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

Metalworking fluids [MW]

MW0: Advice for managers

  • MW0: Advice for managersAdvice for managersThis information will help managers to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH), as amended, to control exposure and protect workers’ health.

MW1: Mist control: inhalation risks

  • MW1: Mist control: inhalation risksMist control: inhalation risksThis sheet describes good practice using engineering controls to reduce exposure to mists. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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MW2: Fluid control: skin risks

  • MW2: Fluid control: skin risksFluid control: skin risksThis sheet describes good practice using engineering controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce fluid contact with skin. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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MW3: Sump cleaning: water-mix fluids

  • MW3: Sump cleaning: water-mix fluidsSump cleaning: water-mix fluidsThis sheet describes good practice using personal protective equipment (PPE). It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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MW4: Sump cleaning: neat oils

  • MW4: Sump cleaning: neat oils Sump cleaning: neat oilsThis sheet describes good practice using personal protective equipment (PPE). It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.

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MW5: Managing sumps and bacterial contamination

  • MW5: Managing sumps and bacterial contamination Managing sumps and bacterial contaminationThis sheet describes good practice to manage sumps and bacterial contamination. It covers the points you need to follow to reduce exposure. It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.
2015-02-04