The COSHH (control of substances hazardous to health) regulations 2002 requires that the risks of all hazardous substances in the workplace are evaluated, whether they be liquid, gas, dust, vapour, nanomaterials or microbiological organisms.
Failure to comply with health and safety compliance is serious. In 2016/2017, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) issued 11,913 notices, prosecuted 554 cases, and issued £69.9 million worth of fines following a conviction.
To prevent and reduce harm or ill health to people that work with or around hazardous substances, regular assessments must take place.
IOM's occupational hygienists and highly-qualified analysts are fully trained to carry out COSHH monitoring and risk assessments, including LEV inspection and testing.