HSE EH75/7 Portland Cement Dust Hazard Assessment Document
Portland Cement Dust Hazard assessment document HSE EH75/7
Taken from the documents foreward:
This Hazard Assessment Document has been published by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE). It is aimed at a technical audience and reports on the scientific information which underpins the hazard assessment of a specific substance.
In Great Britain, substances which cause harm to health are subject to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 (as amended). The Regulations require employers to prevent or, if that is not reasonably practicable, adequately control employees’ exposure to hazardous substances.
Hazard Assessment Documents are produced to facilitate the development of HSE’s regulatory position on a specific health-related issue, which may relate to an individual hazardous substance, or may involve consideration of more general issues related to chemicals and ill health. The documents in this series cover issues relating only to toxicological hazards; other document series address issues which involve consideration of occupational exposure and risk:
• Exposure Assessment Document – EH74 series;
• Risk Assessment Document – EH72 series.
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