Chemical and Hazardous Substances

  • 2017

    Guidance for the Management of Household Hazardous Waste at Civic Amenity Sites

    This joint guidance developed by the EPA in conjunction with the Authority addresses the safe handling and storage of a range of household hazardous waste types at civic amenity sites in order to manage not only the environmental risks but also health and safety risks.

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  • 2017

    Chemical Importers Information Sheet

    This information sheet aims to outline the key responsibilities for EU importers of chemical substances and mixtures under the REACH, CLP and Rotterdam Regulations, for which the Health & Safety Authority are the relevant Competent Authority in Ireland.

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  • 2017

    Chemical Safety in the Workplace 2 - Online Course

    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.

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  • 2017

    Home Heating Oil Information Sheet

    Information sheet for suppliers, distributors and retailers of containers of home heating oil.

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  • 2016

    Use Chemicals Safely on the Farm

    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.

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  • 2016

    Crystalline Silica Dust Information Sheet

    Crystalline silica is widely found in nature. Occupational exposure to crystalline silica dust occurs in many industries.

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  • 2016

    Safe Working with Diesel Engine Exhaust Information Sheet

    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.

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  • 2016

    Code of Practice for the Chemical Agents Regulations 2016

    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.

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  • 2015

    Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Information Sheet

    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.

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  • 2015

    Carriage of Asbestos-Containing Materials by Road

    This document provides guidance and information to participants who are involved in the carriage of asbestos, mixtures containing asbestos and asbestos waste.

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