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Document ID (ISN)102178
CIS number 03-1029
ISBN(s) 0-11-042918-4
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 2002 No.2675
Title Health and Safety - Control of Asbestos Regulations 2002 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 2002. (Also: TSO Online Bookshop, http://www.tso.co.uk/bookshop/). 17p. Illus. Price: GBP 3.50.
Internet access http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2002/20022675.htm [in English]
Abstract These Regulations re-enact, with modifications, the Control of Asbestos Regulations 1987 (CIS 89-1418), as amended in 1992 (CIS 93-360) and 1998 (CIS 00-21). They implement in Great Britain the provisions of Directives 76/769/EEC (CIS 92-22), 83/477/EEC (CIS 84-327), 90/394/EEC (CIS 90-1758) and 98/24/EC (CIS 98-1094), as modified. The main purpose of the Regulations is to protect workers who may be exposed to asbestos at work and other persons who may be affected by such work. They also impose duties on employees concerning their own protection from such exposure. An action level is established at 72 fibre-hours/mL (air) for chrysotile alone, 48 fibre-hours/mL (air) for other types of asbestos, all measured over a continuous 12-week period. The corresponding control limits are: 0.3f/mL (4h), 0.9f/mL (10min) for chrysotile; 0.2f/mL (4h), 0.6f/mL (10min) for other types of asbestos, all measured continuously in air. Contents: interpretation; responsibilities of employers; duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises; identification of the type of asbestos present in the workplace; plans of work; notification of work with asbestos to the enforcing authority; information, instruction and training of workers; prevention or reduction of exposure to asbestos; use and maintenance of control measures; provision and cleaning of protective clothing; arrangements to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies; duty on employer to prevent the spreading of asbestos; cleanliness of premises and plant; designated areas; air monitoring; standards of air testing; standards for analysis; health records and medical surveillance; washing and changing facilities; storage, distribution and labelling of raw asbestos and asbestos waste; supply of products containing asbestos for use at work.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; chrysotile; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) disposal of harmful waste; threshold limit values; protective clothing; notification of dangerous substances; law; limitation of exposure; hazard identification; replaced; responsibilities of employers
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos