A guide to COSHH management in the healthcare sector
If you’re in the healthcare sector, maintaining COSHH chemical compliance is vital.
Many hazardous chemicals are present in healthcare settings, which may pose an exposure risk for healthcare workers, patients, and others. These chemicals are used to do the following:
- Treat patients (e.g., antineoplastic drugs, aerosolized medications, anesthetic gases);
- Clean, disinfect and sterilize work surfaces (e.g., phenolics, quaternary ammonium compounds, bleach) and medical supplies and instruments (e.g., ethylene oxide, glutaraldehyde);
- As a fixative for tissue specimens (e.g., xylene, toluene, formaldehyde)Surgical smoke generated by lasers and electrosurgical devices during surgical procedures contains many chemical substances, in addition to viruses and bacteria.
This COSHH guide aims to improve chemical safety management in your healthcare setting and improve the culture towards safer use of chemicals. Identify the key steps to build a best-in-class COSHH system in your healthcare facility.
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