Chemical and Hazardous Substances

  • 2014

    Guidelines to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 2013

    The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations, 2013 set down obligations on employers regarding the determination and assessment of risk with respect to biological agents; the prevention and control of exposure to hazardous biological agents; specific protection and preventive measures; arrangements to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies; information, training and consultation; health surveillance; record-keeping; notification requirements to the Authority; and duties for employees.

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  • 2014

    Safety with Lead at Work

    This guide provides general information on lead with regard to chemical health and safety issues for workers using or exposed to lead while they are at work.

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  • 2014

    Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Guidance

    This guidance is written for employers, managers, employees and their safety representatives and those who provide, install and maintain local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems.

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  • 2014

    Legionella Control in Water Cooling Towers

    This information sheet provides general information on the control of Legionella spp. bacteria in water cooling towers.

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  • 2014

    Wetstock Reconciliation at Fuel Storage Facilities

    This Best Practice document in Wetstock Inventory Control replaces the previous HSA Guidance on Wetstock Inventory Control for Petrol Stations and has been updated to include all types of fuel and incorporate current best practice. The purpose of the guidance is to assist petrol station operators to control fuel losses on their site in order to minimise any adverse impacts on safety, the local community and environment, to ensure compliance with the law, and save costs due to fuel losses, all of which are good for business.

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  • 2013

    2013 Code Of Practice for Biological Agents

    This Code of Practice was updated in 2017, it contains the approved list of biological agents, their classification, minimum containment measures and dispensation from minimum containment measures, where appropriate.

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  • 2013

    Asbestos Information Sheet

    Do you carry out repair, renovation or maintenance works in older buildings? If so, read the information in this leaflet, it could save your life!

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  • 2013

    Safety in Contract Cleaning

    Chemical and biological safety guidance for employers and employees. This guidance document provides information in relation to chemical and biological safety with respect to those working in contract cleaning

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  • 2013

    Asbestos-containing Materials (ACMs) in Workplaces - Practical Guidelines on ACM Management and Abatement

    The aim of these guidelines is to provide a broad spectrum of guidance aimed at the prevention of occupational illness from exposure to respirable asbestos fibres. The ‘Safety with asbestos information sheet’ and ‘Working with materials containing asbestos cement’ publication are now superseded by this new asbestos guidance publication.

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  • 2013

    Information for Retailers on Hazard Labelling & Packaging of Chemical Products

    Hazardous chemical products must be labelled and packaged according to rules set out in specific classification, labelling and packaging legislation. Manufacturers, importers and formulators must ensure that such products are labelled and packaged correctly before being placed onto the market for sale.

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