26th Feb, 2021 Read time 2 minutes

How a digital COSHH solution helps employees make safer choices

Choices and decisions are a part of everyday life, both at work and at home. Unfortunately, the wrong choices can often lead to accidents, and when you are managing chemicals in the workplaces the long choices can often be very damaging. 

The COSHH regulations have been put in place to give workers everything they need to use chemicals safely, but if they are not followed then there is not much standing in the way of a serious incident. Here we take a look at how a digital COSHH solution can increase compliance and help your employees make better choices. 


 

 

It lets you build a chemical inventory 

Having good chemical inventory management is good in a number of ways. It benefits your productivity as it removes the administrative time for low-value tasks, and it also ensures greater homogeneity across the system. This reduces the risk of errors and miss-labelled chemicals. 

Beyond the pure safety applications, having a comprehensive and up-to-date chemical inventory system also means you will be as ready as you can be if you face an audit. 

 

You have robust reporting capabilities 

Reporting is important when it comes to incidents and having a good understanding of where the chemicals are being used in an organisation. Having a robust digital COSHH solution will give you the tools you need to digitise your reporting and make the information from it. 

Good information is the basis on which good safety decisions can be made, both for the management in an organisation and the employees who are going to be handling the chemicals on a day-to-day basis. 

You are able to digitise and manage chemical agent risk assessments 

 

Chemical agent risk assessments are an important way that you manage the potential dangers of chemicals and work out what needs to be done to mitigate them. 

Having a strong digital COSHH solution will expedite the process of filling out the risk assessments and getting the right information from them. It will help to reduce the chances of errors and standardise the process. 

This will give you and your team more time to focus on your jobs, happy in the knowledge that you are doing them safely. 

 

Learn more about the digital COSHH solution from EcoOnline 

Incorporating a digital COSHH solution within your company will help you manage risk at a more holistic level and give you better visibility over how chemicals are being used in your workplace. 

This live webinar from EcoOnline shows you how technology can help you achieve COSHH compliance in your workplace. 

Key areas covered include: 

  • COSHH and chemical safety best practices
  • Building your chemical inventory
  • Sourcing UK safety data sheets
  • Design/Development of your chemical agent risk assessment template
  • Chemical reporting and legislation

 

<<Click here to access the webinar>>

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