Harm via skin or eye contact COSHH Essentials
Skin or eye contact COSHH Essential sheets are part of the HSE guidance pack COSHH essentials: easy steps to control chemicals. They can be used alongside control approaches 1-4 or direct advice sheets where the guidance allocates a chemical to hazard group S ie where chemicals can cause harm in contact with skin and eyes.
S100: Skin or eye contact
This sheet provides general advice on the factors you need to consider for a substance allocated to hazard group S. It describes the key points you need to follow to provide adequate control and to help ensure exposure is reduced to an acceptable level.
S101: Selecting protective gloves
This sheet provides advice on the selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). It describes the key points you need to follow to provide adequate control and to help ensure exposure is reduced to an acceptable level.
S102: Selecting personal protective equipment (PPE)
This sheet covers protective clothing except gloves (see sheet S101). It is important to follow all the points, or use equally effective measures.
S200: Skin or eye contact
It is also useful for trade union safety representatives. This sheet covers general points on skin exposure.