Contributory negligence

Negligence by which a person contributes to the happening of an accident to him or contributes to the injury or damage he sustains. He is part author of his own misfortune and, under the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945, his damages will be reduced according to his share of the blame.

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002/(Amendment) Regulations 2003 HSE enforceable regulations to protect workers from substances hazardous to health. Substance means any solid, gas, fume, dust or vapour and any micro-organism. The employer must, inter alia, assess, monitor and control each work situation to ensure that workers are not exposed to possibly harmful amounts of any substance connected with the work. COSHH sets out limits for a large number of hazardous substances based on maximum exposure limits and occupational exposure standards. The employee has a duty to cooperate with the employer regarding monitoring and health surveillance.