C.O.S.H.H. is a law that is issued by the government to keep employees safe. It is a law that ensures that employers provide safe working enviroments for their employees. If, they fail to do so they will be liable and will have to face legal consequences. It is advisable to employ health and safety consultants to carry out a health and safety audit to uncover your C.O.S.H.H. requirements.This is law is put into places, so that workers have the right to safe working environment that will not risk their health in any sort of way without their permission. This is important as it also creates trust between the employer and employee. If, such law’s were not put into place a lot of times the lives of workers would be risked as it could save money and form more profit. This is why taking such legal actions and issuing such laws is important to make things run in an order.
Usually the industries that need to really follow C.O.S.H.H are factories, shops, farms and offices. These are places were hazardous substances can be found and can even harm employees, such risks cannot be taken which is why C.O.S.H.H has put extra enforcement laws on those places and they have stricter regulations that they have to follow to ensure that their working space is not harmful in any way.
Effects that can be from an hazardous substance, is burning of your skin your skin may start to heat up and start to turn red. If, you feel this is due to the place you are working it is important to report the matter right away. As not only can it risk your life, but the lives of your peer workers as well, which is not worth it. Your skin also may start to itch and you get a really bad rash. It is important not to ignore this rash and report it right away and seek medical help. Try not to take matters into your hand by fixing the rash with lotion or simply ignoring it. Rashes due to substances often need medical attention right away or they can worsen or transform into other dangerous health issues. These risks at any matter should not be taken, which is why one should go to a nearby doctor or hospital right away. These are just a few of the effects one may face after being exposed to a substance. However, there are many more, so it is important that if you notice anything unfamiliar on your skin while at work you report it and take a second opinion form the doctor. It is important you assess the risk and as an employer you are disclosing any type of risks to your the workers that will be working at the sight. Keeping any information from them can get your in a legal battle, which can be very time consuming and not great for your factory, shops or lab as it can result in a fine, jail time and even the shutting down of your factory. This is why it is important all the regulations of C.O.S.H.H are followed.