Chemical and Hazardous Substances

  • 2013

    2012 Survey of Chemical Usage in Irish Workplaces

    The Health and Safety Authority commissioned this follow-up survey to the 2007 Chemicals Usage Survey to assist in the implementation of the Authority’s strategy of ensuring the safe and sustainable use of chemicals.

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  • 2013

    REACH Authorisation Information Sheet

    Authorisation is a process under REACH designed to manage the risks of hazardous substances. It is a licensing system of sorts, whereby certain substances may not be placed on the market for a use, or used, in the EU unless the company has been authorised to do so.

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  • 2012

    Spray Polyurethane Foam SPF

    This information sheet provides general information on the use of professional grade high pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) regarding chemical health and safety issues for SPF installers.

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  • 2012

    ADR Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road A Guide for Business

    Dangerous goods are substances and articles which have been identified as hazardous for transport and present a risk to people, property and the environment. This guide is geared towards businesses that are involved in the consignment, loading/unloading and carriage of dangerous goods by road. The guide has been arranged to provide a comprehensive summary of the legal provisions of the ADR (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road). A hard copy of this publication can be ordered by phoning 1890 289 389.

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  • 2012

    Storage of Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories

    The aim of this guidance is to provide advice on the identification and assessment of risks associated with the storage of hazardous chemicals in laboratories.

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  • 2012

    Storage of Hazardous Chemicals in Warehouses and Drum Stores

    The aim of this guidance is to provide advice on the identification and assessment of risks associated with the storage of hazardous chemicals in warehouses and drum stores.

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  • 2011

    2011 Code of Practice for Chemical Agent Regulations

    Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agent) Regulations 2001. S.I. No. 619 of 2001

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  • 2011

    Biological Monitoring Guidelines

    Many workplace tasks involve using chemicals which can be harmful to health if they are not properly controlled. The employer must ensure that exposure to chemicals is either prevented or properly controlled. These guidelines are primarily aimed at employers who are managing a workplace biological monitoring programme.

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  • 2011

    Chemical Distributors Duties REACH and CLP

    Distributors of chemicals have duties under EU chemical legislation including the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) Regulation and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. REACH controls the manufacture, import, supply and safe use of chemical substances in the EU while CLP requires companies to classify, label and package their hazardous chemicals correctly before placing them on the market.

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  • 2011

    Your Steps to Chemical Safety

    This booklet shows a three step approach whereby a small business can safely manage its chemicals. It shows you how to carry out a chemical risk assessment, which is required by law but more importantly, it will  help you  protect your employees safety and health. It will also potentially introduce cost savings to your business through more effective work practices, such as correct storage, handling, use and disposal procedures.

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