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Metalworking fluids

Fluid being used whilst drilling

Exposure to metalworking fluids can cause; irritation of the skin/dermatitis, occupational asthma, bronchitis, irritation of the upper respiratory tract, breathing difficulties or, rarely, a more serious lung disease called extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA).

More about metalworking fluids

Bacterial contamination

Bacterial contamination

Fluid systems that contain water or water-mixes can become highly contaminated with harmful bacteria.

The bacterial contamination of fluids and associated machinery and pipework should be monitored and controlled.

Bacterial contamination

COSHH information sheets

These information sheets are to help managers of workshops using metalworking fluids comply with the COSHH regulations.

More information sheets

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Updated 2012-11-28