LRD Booklets April 2010

Hazardous substances - a guide for safety reps

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Introduction (477 words)

Hazardous substances are used in almost every workplace — factories, offices, building sites, shops, schools, hospitals, kitchens, parks, ...
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1. The scale of the problem (1,974 words)

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) thousands of workers are made ill by hazardous substances, contracting lung disease such as ...
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2. The law on hazardous substances (7,274 words)

Health and safety laws applying to hazardous substances are part of a framework of more general health and safety law. These laws set out legal ...
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3. Hazardous substances and union action (5,941 words)

The government has estimated that there are 400 million tons of chemicals produced annually and over 1,000 new chemicals are produced in the UK each ...
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Further information (673 words)

Hazards, PO Box 4042, Sheffield, S8 2DG; tel: 0114 235 2074; web: ...
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