Most workplaces have chemicals on site which can range from something as basic as dishwashing detergent or something as toxic as hydrogen sulfide.

The health impact from exposure to chemicals can vary from symptoms visible after years of exposure, to instant severe impact.

Chemicals are a major part of our everyday life at home and at work. Examples of chemicals used at home include gasoline, paints, fertilizers and bleach amongst many others. However, at work it could be chemicals such as laboratory chemicals, fuels, paint, office copier chemicals, lubricants, corrosives etc.

The chemicals can all be potentially dangerous, but don’t have to be harmful if handled, stored and disposed of safely. The legal requirements when using chemicals are outlined in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002.

Our chemical safety toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where chemicals are used frequently or on occasions. If you are considering our chemical safety toolbox talk, our COSHH Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Chemical Safety Toolbox Talk

This toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: Introduction to chemicals and how they are used.
  • The Hazards: Describe the hazards when using or working with chemicals.
  • Control Measures: Outline the controls that can be used to minimize the risks associated with use of chemicals.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to using chemicals at work.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Chemical Safety Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.