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Materials Underground

Hazard Related Topics


Hazards associated with materials specified for use below ground. Examine the possibility of substituting less hazardous materials.

Hazards that may arise from the characteristic of the materials or the manner in which it is worked.

Issues that need to be identified include:


The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations makes it a legal duty for those responsible to carry out an assessment to identify, assess and prevent or control risks to health from Substances Hazardous to Health.

In general substances which carry a label relating to health effects as specified in the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations are classified as "substances hazardous to health" under the COSHH Regulations.