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Are your controls adequate?

There are various ways of deciding this. Probably the simplest way is to use the following chart from HSE’s guide to the COSHH Regulations.

For many harmful substances, there is guidance available on good control practice from trade and industry associations and suppliers, as well as HSE.

You may also find the simple step-by-step advice in HSE's COSHH essentials website useful.

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Updated 2012-08-28