Top tips for a healthy workforce

Preventing dusts, fume and irritant gases from getting into the air is usually more effective, simpler, and cheaper, than controlling dust once it is in the air.

Employers can:

Further information, including regulations can be found on the For Employers page.

As an employee, make it part of your day to:


Don't forget that once it is in the air it's not only the dust you can see, it's also the dust you can't see that's a problem.  The dust particles that can get deep into the lungs are not usually visible to the naked eye. Special lighting techniques can reveal these dusts to us - often we don't even know they are there.

More information

You can find more advice related to your specific industry by looking at the COSHH Essential sheets.

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Updated 2021-12-14