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Health and safety

Links to websites containing health and safety information for chemistry.


Students in laboratory.

Health & Safety Executive COSHH guidance
Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance no Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). This website provides practical advice and Guidance on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. You can find information on what the law requires, advice on completing COSHH assessments.


RSC Health and Safety Essentials
This RSC training resource provides essential guidance for laboratory chemists on how to carry out a COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Assessment.


Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)

HSDP is a toxicology database that focuses on the toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals. 



Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biological agents.



Links to a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.