Healthy, Safe and Productive Lives
The HSA has developed a free online course called ‘Chemical Safety in the Workplace’. This companion information leaflet describes the benefits of the course, which is aimed at employers, employees, supervisors and safety representatives in any sector where chemicals are used.
Information sheet for suppliers, distributors and retailers of containers of home heating oil.
Chemicals such as fertilizers, detergents, oils, disinfectants and plant protection products can play an important role in everyday life on the farm. However, if these chemicals are not used safely, then you could be at risk.
Crystalline silica is widely found in nature. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust occurs in many industries.
Diesel engines power many machines and vehicles including trucks, buses, private vehicles, farm machinery and construction equipment. Such vehicles and equipment are also potential sources of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes in the workplace. This information sheet will help you understand the composition of the exhaust, its health effects, and ways to assess and prevent exposure.
This Code of Practice transposes the provisions of Commission Directive 2000/39/EC establishing a first list of IOELVs in implementation of Council Directive 98/24/EC on the protection of the health and safety of workers from the risks related to chemical agents at work.
Safety data sheets provide useful information on chemicals, describing the hazards the chemical presents, and giving information on handling, storage and emergency measures in case of an accident.
This document provides guidance and information to participants who are involved in the carriage of asbestos, mixtures containing asbestos and asbestos waste.
This guidance is intended to inform Dangerous Goods Safety Advisers (DGSAs) and those undertakings which need to appoint a DGSA, about the roles and responsibilities of a DGSA.
The aim of these guidelines is to provide basic information and general guidance on the selection, use
and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace for use with chemical agents.