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.
MW2: Control of skin risks during machining
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.
MW4: Sump cleaning: neat oils
MW5: Managing fluid quality
Managing fluid qualityThis sheet describes good practice to manage fluid quality of water-mix metalworking fluids (MWF).