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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

  • Advice for managersThis 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

  • CNC machiningThis 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

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MW3: Sump cleaning: water-mix fluids

  • Sump cleaning: water-mix fluidsThis 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

  • Sump cleaning: neat oilsThis 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

  • Managing fluid qualityThis sheet describes good practice to manage fluid quality of water-mix metalworking fluids (MWF).
2019-12-04