Control of Substances Hazardous to the Health Regualtions 1988 (COSHH) includes
any substance which creates a hazard to the health of people at work. A
substance should be regarded as hazardous to health if it is hazardous in the
form in which it occurs in the work activity, whether or not its mode of causing
injury is known, and whether or not the active consituent has been identified.
Substances hazardous to health include micro-organisms and allergens as well as
Publication: Institute of
Authors: B N Herbert, P F