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Topics: Occupational safety and health, Material safety data sheet, Personal protective equipment Pages: 16 (5058 words) Published: September 21, 2014
CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS
TO HEALTH POLICY
Links to the following Policies and Procedures: Health and Safety Policy, Risk Assessment Policy, Infection Control Policies and Procedures, Waste Management Policy, Serious Incidents Reporting & Handling Procedures, Latex Policy, Medicines Policy, New and Expectant Mothers Policy, Safe Management of Contractors Policy

Document Type H&S Policy
Unique Identifier HS-001
Document Purpose Health and Safety of employees and non-employees Document Author Health and Safety Managers reporting to the Company Secretary Target Audience All staff
Responsible Group H&S Committee
Date Ratified November 2011
Expiry Date November 2014

The validity of this policy is only assured when viewed via the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust website (hacw.nhs.uk.). If this document is printed into hard copy or saved to another location, its validity must be checked against the unique identifier number on the internet version. The internet version is the definitive version. If you would like this document in other languages or formats (i.e. large print), please contact the Communications Team on 01905 760020 or email communications@hacw.nhs.uk.

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Version History
Version
1

Circulation
Date
09/11

2
3

10/11
11/11

Job Title of Person/Name of Group Brief Summary of Change
Circulated to
H&S Committee members & Union Merge of PCT and MHPT policy
H&S Reps
JNCC
N/A
Quality & Safety Committee
Ratified for use

Accessibility
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has a contract with Applied Language Solutions to handle all interpreting and translation needs. This service is available to all staff in the trust via a free-phone number (0800 084 2003). Interpreters and translators are available for over 150 languages. From this number staff can arrange:

 Face to face interpreting
 Instant telephone interpreting
 Document translation
 British Sign Language interpreting

Training and Development
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust recognises the importance of ensuring that its workforce has every opportunity to access relevant training. The Trust is committed to the provision of training and development opportunities that are in support of service needs and meet responsibilities for the provision of mandatory and statutory training. All staff employed by the Trust are required to attend the mandatory and statutory training that is relevant to their role and to ensure they meet their own continuous professional development.

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CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH POLICY
CONTENTS
Page
1.

Introduction

4

2.

Definitions

4

3.

Purpose / Statement

4

4.

Responsibilities

5

5.

Arrangements

5

6.

Risk Assessment

6

7.

Record Keeping

7

8.

Risk Reducing Measures

7

9.

Personal Protective Equipment

7

10.

Training & Information

8

11.

Spillage / Contamination / Disposal

8

12.

Health Surveillance

8

13.

Consultation & Communication with Stakeholders

9

14.

Development & Approval of Procedural Documents

9

15.

Dissemination

9

16.

Planning & Implementation

9

17.

Monitoring & Review

9

18.

Outcomes /Key Performance Indicators

9

19.

References

9

Appendices
1.

Handling Cytotoxic Material

2.

11

Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
– (DSEAR) Guidance

12

3.

COSHH Inventory

13

4.

COSHH Assessment Form

14

5

Equality Impact Assessment

15

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CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH POLICY
1.

INTRODUCTION
Worcestershire Health and NHS Trust (the Trust) acknowledges that it has a duty to protect its employees, patients/service users and...
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