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What you need to do

Before you start your COSHH assessment, you need to:

Think about

Always try to prevent exposure at source. For example:

Check your trade press and talk to employees. At trade meetings, ask others in your industry for ideas.

If you can't prevent exposure, you need to control it adequately by applying the principles of good control practice.

Control is adequate when the risk of harm is ‘as low as is reasonably practicable'. 

This means:

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