Who is responsible for updating msds
Alternatively it can be given to the employee/patient or, with their consent, give it to their GP, as information that may be useful in future.A substance hazardous to health is a substance or mixture with the potential to cause harm if they are inhaled, ingested, or come into contact, or are absorbed through the skin The COSHH Regulations apply to any substance: a) which is listed in Table 3.2 of part 3 Annex VI of the CLP Regulation and for which an indication of danger specified for the substance is very toxic, toxic, harmful, corrosive or irritant; b) for which the Health and Safety Executive has approved a Workplace Exposure Limit c) Which is a biological agent d) Which is dust of any kind, except dust which is a substance within paragraph (a) or (b) above, when present at a concentration in air equal to or greater than 10 mg/m3 as a time weighted average over an 8 hour period of inhalable dust or 4mg/m3 as a time weighted average over an 8 hour period of respirable dust e) Which, not being a substance falling within sub-paragraphs (a) to (d), because of its chemical or toxicological properties and the way it is used or is present at the workplace creates a risk to health Ventilation of the building – you need good general ventilation, which normally means five to 10 air-changes per hour - talk to a heating and ventilation engineer.
Report suppliers who refuse to provide safety information to HSE.
Ventilation of a process, usually called local exhaust ventilation (LEV) means extracting any gas, vapour, fume, mist or gas from a source of airborne contaminant.
The rate of extraction depends on the size of the source.
For further information see the HSE publication A step by step guide to COSHH assessment.
Employers must provide information about the hazards, risks and control measures, and instruction and training to use the control measures.