Risk Assessment Resources

Occupational hygiene measures to be applied when working on paints and coatings containing hexavalent chromium

RWS, RVB and ProRail hexavalent chromium management regime.  The objective of this management regime is to provide everyone with guidelines for the safe processing and removal of coatings containing hexavalent chromium. It is assumed that the measures to prevent exposure to hexavalent chromium during work will also help to prevent exposure to other hazardous substances.


BOHS – Covid-19: Occupation Risk Rating and Control Options According to Exposure Rank

In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic our colleague Professor John Cherrie (Principal Scientist at Institute of Occupational Medicine) suggested a risk matrix illustrating control options for key workers arranged according to likely exposure would be a useful tool for occupational hygienists and others seeking to select and apply control measures in a manner proportionate to risk.

RR311 - An occupational hygiene assessment of the use and control of isocyanates in the UK

There is growing awareness of an increasing number of occupational asthma cases, which are associated in some way with exposure to isocyanates, particularly for spray painters in the motor vehicle repair (MVR) industry. Isocyanates are also in widespread use in polyurethane manufacturing processes and the companies involved in this work are diverse and dynamic, making it difficult to identify the population potentially exposed.

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A step by step guide to COSHH assessment

This publication gives advice and guidance to employers on assessing their activities under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation 2002 (COSHH). It describes and explains the principles of assessment, illustrating them with extensive examples.


ECHA Guide on Safety data sheets and Exposure scenarios

ECHA's guide on safety data sheets and exposure scenarios aims to assist users in complying with their obligations under the REACH and CLP Regulations. The format of the safety data sheet is defined in the REACH Regulation. It is divided into 16 sections, and each section is described in this Guide.  


EUOSHA E-FACTS 53 - Risk Assessment for Biological Agents

Following a brief introduction to biological agents and the hazards generated by these agents, e-fact includes sections on ‘How to do a Risk Assessment’ and ‘How to use a Checklist’. A checklist is then presented to help identify the hazards potentially posed by biological agents. An extensive list of ‘proposed solutions and examples of preventive measures’ is then considered in the light of some of the questions raised in the general checklist. An example of a risk assessment relating to legionella is then presented. Finally, sources of further information are presented at the end of the e-fact.  


The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) Approved Code of Practice and guidance

This book contains the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended) (COSHH) and covers all substances to which the Regulations apply.  


Working with substances hazardous to health - A brief guide to COSHH

This leaflet describes how to control hazardous substances at work, so they do not cause ill health. It will help you understand what you need to do to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended) which apply to the way you work with these substances.  


EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits

This latest version of EH40 has been updated to include new and revised workplace exposure limits (WELs) introduced by the 4th Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELV) Directive. It will guide those responsible for controlling exposure to hazardous substances at work.  


COSHH Symbols and Meaning video 

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