CoSHH

Brisel

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Google "how to do a COSHH assessment" Lots of info there. I blitzed all mine ages ago. The really irritating thing is when you have several products with the same stuff e.g. glyphosate as each product needs its own assessment. Thank God for copy and paste!
 
Have a think through every chemical you use on the farm, including everything in the workshop, right down to bleach etc under the sink in a communal canteen/kitchen.

Use google to find a data sheet for each one, sometimes google will even give you a COSHH assessment sheet for each product. Keep the data sheets and COSHH sheets in a folder somewhere handy.
 
Remember you should have a COSHH assessment for things that may seem innocuous, such as hydrated lime, obviously cement, FEB mix and things that are created on the farm or in the environment, maybe Leptospirosis from cattle or dust from grain dryer/cleaner, and I guess oils, paints, waste oil from tractors. I think if we are being really anal about it, each assessment should have an accompanying hazard data sheet from the manufacturer that has a current'ish date on it and the assessment should be re visited to make sure it is still current periodically (I would guess that is every year or at most two). Suppliers have a duty to give you the hazard data sheet for stuff they sell to you. I may be inclined just to collate the hazard data sheets and see if that is adequate for your needs?
 
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The Big Farming Survey deadline is fast approaching

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The 31 March deadline for responses to RABI’s Big Farming Survey is fast approaching and everyone linked to farming across England and Wales is being encouraged to take part.

“The support that we’ve received since the launch of The Big Farming Survey in January has been incredible. We’d like to thank everyone who has already completed the questionnaire or promoted the research project more widely,” says RABI’s Chief Executive, Alicia Chivers.

“However, the more comprehensive the data collected, the better the reflection on the daily realities of people from all sectors of agriculture and across all regions,” she adds. “We therefore want to hear from farmers, farm workers, contractors, spouses, adult-aged children and...
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