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

This 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: CNC machining

This sheet describes good control practice using engineering controls to reduce exposure to metalworking fluid (MWF) mists during Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining.

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MW2: Control of skin risks during machining

This sheet describes good control practice to reduce skin exposure to metalworking fluid (MWF). For guidance on inhalation risks during CNC machining see MW1 CNC Machining.

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MW3: Sump cleaning: water-mix fluids

This sheet describes good control practice to reduce inhalation of metalworking fluid mist and contact with the skin during sump cleaning where water-mix fluids have been used.

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MW4: Sump cleaning: neat oils

This sheet describes good control practice to reduce skin exposure to neat oil metalworking fluids (MWF) during sump cleaning.

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MW5: Managing fluid quality

This sheet describes good practice to manage fluid quality of water-mix metalworking fluids (MWF).

2021-09-09