Chemicals

Chemicals

The Control of Substances Hazards to Health (CoSHH) Policy can be viewed here

Many chemicals can have some degree of hazard associated with them. Certain chemicals are sufficiently hazardous that they are controlled by specific legislation, e.g. the Poisons Act, whilst others are sufficiently hazardous that they are controlled by specific aspects of the University's CoSHH Policy. Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (CoSHH) Regulations the University has a duty to ensure as far as is reasonably practical that workers and others are protected from hazardous chemicals, fumes and other process by-products. Chemical Safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals in such a way as to ensure the safety of human health and the environment.

Guidance is provided here on the safe handling, storage and transport of hazardous substances, which will enable you to work safely. The general guidance is not a substitute for a suitable and sufficient risk assessment and you should always consult with your Principal Investigator or Line manager if in doubt.

Carbon Nanotube Safety Guidance

Gas Safety Matrix

Fume Hoods & Engineering Controls

Hazard Symbols Explained

General Safety in the Use of Cryogenic Fluids

Dangerous Substances & Explosive Atmospheres Guidance (DSEAR)

Solvent Substitution Guidance

CoSHH Hierarchy of Control

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