By CIRIA

The various fabrics and chemical compounds used on development websites can current wellbeing and fitness risks. it's important that web site staff and bosses are conscious of the potential hazards and the precautions that has to be taken. This publication informs the consumer in regards to the keep an eye on of drugs detrimental to healthiness (COSHH) rules 1988, which impose convinced standards at the garage, dealing with and use of chemical substances. It provides advice on imposing the rules in the building atmosphere, with cross-references to precise rules governing lead and asbestos. consumers and architects at an early level in getting ready requisites will locate the agenda of unsafe components within the appendix fairly useful, as will others trying to find choices. The e-book additionally comprises easy info to be used in an emergency while no professional recommendation is quickly at hand.

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Issuing the men with impervious clothing and proper clothing and washing facilities from the start could have eliminated these problems. The correct selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protection are perhaps more difficult. The HSE has published a supplementary guide to the COSHH Regulations on this subject, and there is also a guide to checking on the air quality to air-fed respirators . RPE can be divided into two distinct areas: (14) (15) • filter respirators which filter contaminated air before it is inhaled - these should never be used in oxygen-deficient conditions • fresh air apparatus which delivers uncontaminated air from an independent source.

46 CIRIA Report 125 References 1. The Control of Substances Hazardous 1988 No. 1657 to Health Regulations 1988 Statutory Instrument 2. The Control of Substances Hazardous Statutory Instrument 1990 No. 31 to Health (Amendment) 3. Proposals for Construction (Design and Management) Practice Consultative Document, 1992 4. Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites Directive 5. For example, the RICS publication Surveying Safely, April 1991 6. GS5 Confined Spaces, Asphyxiant (in preparation) 7. COHSS Assessments: A step-by-step~guide to assessments and the skills needed for them: Controlling Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 HMSO 1988 HSG 27, Substances for use at work: the provision of information, HMSO 8.

CIRIA Report 125 35 Is operator exposed to Lead in air? Yes -2H Is exposure Yes Place employee under health surveillance of significant? an appointed doctor or Employment Medical Advisor Is operator exposed to Asbestos? Yes > Is exposure above the Action level? Yes — Keep a health record and place employee under medical surveillance of an appointed doctor or Employment Medical Advisor Is operator exposed to Yes Can a disease or a COSHH-hazardous adverse health effect substance? be related to exposure?

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