TITLE

In-house checks could save 8,000 lives a year

AUTHOR(S)
Bull, Simon
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
Process Engineering;Nov/Dec2010, Vol. 91 Issue 6, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the issue in monitoring hazardous substances in Great Britain. According to the report from the Health & Safety Executive, 8,000 people are dying from occupational cancers and 14,000 cases annually in which the cause is hazardous substances at work. It notes that the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 offers legislation that should follwoed by companies throughtout the European Union coutnries (EU).
ACCESSION #
57196112

 

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