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THE IMPACT OF THE COSHH REGULATIONS ON THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT

COLIN PURNELL (REGISTERED HEALTH AND SAFETY SPECIALIST AND TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF ENVEX COMPANY LTD WHICH PROVIDES ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL CONSULTANCY TO INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE BOTH IN THIS COUNTRY AND ABROAD.)

Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

ISSN: 1358-1988

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

This paper considers the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 1988 Regulations. In particular, it notes the Regulations' antecedents in UK legislation and European Directives, explains the key provisions of the Regulations and demonstrates the responsibilities of employers. The paper continues by examining the record of compliance with the Regulations and identifying the main reasons for the failure to implement. Conclusions are drawn on the effect of guidance and policing by the government advisory agency, and recommendations for targeting employers who have failed to comply are given.

Citation

PURNELL, C. (1992), "THE IMPACT OF THE COSHH REGULATIONS ON THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT", Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 205-214. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb024769

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