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22 November 2017

On 1 December the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 will come into force. The aim is to reduce both the immediate harm to people and longer-term illness caused by hazardous substances in the workplace. The regulations have a new name, a new focus in some critical areas and are largely implemented by a different regulatory agency but they are born of law that is already in place. Yes there will be some new things to take into account so remember – act but don’t panic. This is the time to review what you have in place to see what you need to do differently.

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Some of the quick guides taken from the above like;

Click here to view the changes to Hazardous Substance regulations

Click here to read more on storing class 6 (Toxic) & 8 (Corrosive) hazardous substances

Click here for changes to Certified (Approved) Handler requirements

Click here to view a condensed version of a safety data sheet. WorkSafe have just published a quick guide on safety data sheets which includes some information on condensed versions (Haznotes).  

Click here for another quick guides to help with the management of Hazardous Substances