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  • Health and Safety
    • health and safety at work act 1974
      • responsibility of employers and employees
      • manufactures are required by law to follow regulations
      • employees follow safety procedures
        • reduce risks in materials, machinery, manufacturing
    • HSE (The Health and Safety Executive)
      • government body
      • advises employers and employees on H&S
      • sets regulations that employers must follow
      • checks machines
      • checks signs
    • Risk Assesment
      • work out what the risk is, what precautions there are to prevent risk
      • 5 AREAS TO REMEMBER
        • 1. working environment
        • 2.training the workforce
        • 3. protective clothing
        • 4. equipment and maintenance
        • 5. responsibility
      • safety training
      • warining notices
      • machinery safe for use
      • protective clothing
        • overalls
        • ear defenders
        • glasses
        • chainmail
        • steel cap toe boots
      • ventilation
      • materials disposed correctly
      • safe, clean and tidy
      • good light
      • workers adequate breaks
      • must pay minimum wage
    • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
      • the COSHH regulations 2002 require employers to control substances that can harm workers' health
      • made ill by hazardous substances
        • asthma
        • cancer
        • skin disease
      • employers are responsible
        • taking effective measures to control exposer and protect skin
      • workers can be harmed by substances by:
        • breathing in gases, fumes, mist, dust
        • swallowing
        • contact with the eyes
        • skin puncture
      • Reduce the risk of harm COSHH can choose controlled measures
        • 1. eliminate harmful product
        • 2. use safer form of product
        • 3. change process
        • 4. enclose the process
        • 5. extract emissions
        • 6. few workers in harms way
        • 7. personal protective equipment (PPE)

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