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Certain substances in the workplace are controlled due to the hazard their represent for individuals. See below the list of substances hazardous to health:

Note that if a COSHH assessment highlight that Health Surveillance is required, users will need to fill in the HS1 form and submit it to their relevant lab manager.

COSHH Spreadsheet encompassing all substances hazardous to health

COSHH Assessment - blood, urine and human tissue

A

Acetone COSHH

Acetic Acid COSHH

Acetonitrile COSHH

Acetontirile with 0.1% formic acid COSHH

3’ amino 9’ ethylcarbazole (AEC) COSHH

Alcohols (MeOH and EtOH) COSHH

AlphaScreen Test Kits COSHH

Aluminum Sulfate Hydrate COSHH

Amberlite COSHH

Amines COSHH

Ammonia COSHH

Ammonium Bicarbonate COSHH

Ammonium Chloride COSHH

Ammonium Formate COSHH

Ammonium Peroxydisulfate COSHH

Ammonium Persulfate COSHH

Ammonium Persulfate COSHH

Ampicilllin COSHH

B

Baculovirus (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

BD Cell fix COSHH

Boric Acid COSHH

Bovine Serum (BSA) COSHH

Butanol COSHH

Bryostatin 1 COSHH

C

Calcium Chloride and Calcium chloride dihydrate COSHH

Candida orthopsilosis (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Carbenicillin COSHH

Cell Titer Glo COSHH

Chloramphenicol COSHH

Chloroform COSHH

Cholera toxin COSHH

Comassie Brilliant Blue COSHH

Copper (II) Sulfate COSHH

Count off COSHH

Cyanide COSHH

Cyanogen Bromide Solution COSHH

Cyclohexane COSHH

Cyclopropylmeythyl bromide COSHH

Cyclosporin A COSHH

D

DCM COSHH

Decon 90 COSHH

Digitonin COSHH

Diethyl Ether COSHH

Diethyly Pyrocarbonate COSHH

Distel COSHH

Dimethyl Apidimate COSHH

Dimethylformamide (DMF) COSHH

DL-Dithothreitol COSHH

DMSO COSHH

DTPB COSHH

E

EDTA COSHH

Ethidium Bromide COSHH

Ethyl Acetate COSHH

N-Ethyldiisopropylamine solution (DIPEA) COSHH

N-ethylmaleimide COSHH

F

Fluorescein Sodium Salt COSHH

Formaldehyde COSHH

Formic Acid COSHH

G

Geneticin (G418) COSHH

Gentamycin COSHH

Gemcitabine hydrochloride COSHH

Giemsa COSHH

L-Glutamine COSHH

Glutaraldehyde COSHH

Gold COSHH

Growth Media (DMEM and RPMI) COSHH

H

Haemophilus influenzae (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Helium gas COSHH

Helium Liquid COSHH

Heptane COSHH

Human Immunodepressive Virus (HIV) (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Human Blood COSHH - HS1 form must be sent to Biological Safety Officer before starting work  

Hydrochloric Acid COSHH

Hydrogen Peroxide COSHH

Hygromycin B (H3274 Sigma) COSHH

Hygromycin B (10687010 Life Tech) COSHH

I

IGEPAL CA-360 COSHH

Imidazole COSHH

Isopropanol COSHH

J

K

Kanamycin COSHH

L

Latex gloves COSHH

N-Lauroylsarcosine Sodium Salt COSHH

Lead COSHH

Lipofectamine 3000 COSHH

LPS COSHH

M

Malonic Acid COSHH

May-Grünwald COSHH

2b Mercaptoethanol COSHH

Mercury COSHH

Mitomycin C COSHH

Mycozap COSHH

Moraxella catarrhalis (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

N

Nickel (II) Sulfate Hexadehydrate COSHH

NitroBlueTetrazolium COSHH

Nitrogen Liquid COSHH

Liquid Nitrogen NMR COSHH

O

Olsenella uli (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Optilyze COSHH

P

Paraformaldehyde COSHH

PBS COSHH

Penicillin Streptomycin (Pen-Strep) COSHH

Periodic Acid COSHH

pH Meter Buffer COSHH

Phenol COSHH

Phosphosafe COSHH

20% Piperidine in DMF COSHH

Platinum COSHH

Ponceau S COSHH

Potassium Hydroxide COSHH

Presept COSHH

Propanol COSHH

Propidium iodide COSHH

Q

Qiagen AB Buffer COSHH

Qiagen AVL Buffer COSHH

Qiagen ERC Buffer COSHH

Qiagen P2 Buffer COSHH

Qiagen PB Buffer COSHH

Qiagen QIAzol COSHH

Qiagen QG Buffer COSHH

Qiagen Proteinase K COSHH

Qiagen RNAse A COSHH

Qiagen RLT Buffer COSHH

Qiagen RW1 Buffer COSHH

R

Resazurin Sodium Salt COSHH

RNase Away COSHH

Rapi Diff Stain Kit COSHH

Reporter lysis kit COSHH

Romidepsin COSHH

S

Silver Nitrate COSHH

Small Compound Library COSHH

Sodium Azide COSHH

Sodium Butyrate COSHH

Sodium Carbonate COSHH

Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate COSHH

Sodium Hydroxide COSHH

Sodium Phosphate COSHH

Sporosarcica newyorkensis (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Staphylococcus aureus (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Streptococcus pneumonia (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Sulfuric acid COSHH

T

Tartrazine COSHH

Tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) COSHH

Tio TEPA COSHH

Thimerosal COSHH

Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) COSHH

Trizmal Buffer COSHH

Trypsin EDTA COSHH

Trypan Blue COSHH

TWEEN 20 COSHH

U

V

Varicella (contact Biological Safety Officer to obtain a copy of the risk assessment)

Virkon COSHH

W

WD-40 COSHH 

X,Y & Z

Xylene COSHH

Note that if a COSHH assessment highlight that Health Surveillance is required, users will need to fill in the HS1 form and submit it to their relevant lab manager.

Please refer to the Occupational Health Service if you have any concerns.