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ID (ISN) del documento59882
Número CIS 93-360
ISBN(s) 0-11-025738-3
Año 1992
Número de serie Statutory Instruments 1992 No.3068
Título Health and Safety - The Control of Asbestos at Work (Amendment) Regulations 1992 [United Kingdom]
Información bibliográfica HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 3p. Price: GBP 1.05.
Resumen These Regulations (entry into force: 1 Jan. 1993) amend the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 (see CIS 89-1418), and they implement as respects Great Britain Council Directives 91/382/EEC (see CIS 92-15) and 90/394/EEC (CIS 90-1758). The Regulations redefine the terms action level and control limit. "Action level" is defined as cumulative exposures to asbestos over a continuous 12-week period of 96 fibre-hours/mL of air, when exposure is solely to chrysotile, and 48 fibre-hours/mL of air otherwise. "Control limit" is defined as asbestos concentrations of 0.5 fibres/mL of air (for chrysotile alone) and 0.2 fibres/mL of air when other types of asbestos are present, both averaged over a continuous period of 4h. When averaging is over a continuous period of 10min, the control limit is 3 times the above. The Regulations also make provisions for an obligatory work plan before any work involving the removal of asbestos from buildings or structures, and for emergency action when asbestos escapes into the workplace air at concentrations exceeding the control limit.
Descriptores (primarios) valores umbrales; Reino Unido; limitación de la exposición; crisotila; amianto
Descriptores (secundarios) comunidades europeas; levantamiento del amianto; ley; recambio; demolición
Tipo de documento A - Leyes, reglamentos, directivas
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Normas y directivas con fuerza de ley
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Asbestos
Occupational exposure limits