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2006

CIS 08-754 Health and Safety - Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations revoke and replace the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 (CIS 03-1029), and revoke and re-enact, with modifications, the Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983 (CIS 83-1850) and the Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1992 (CIS 93-359, as amended by CIS 03-1518). 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. The new control limit for all kinds of asbestos is set at 0.1f/cm3 of air averaged over a continuous period of 4h. Contents: interpretation; application; duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises; identification of the presence of asbestos; assessment of work which exposes employees to asbestos; plans of work; licencing of work with asbestos; notification of work with asbestos; 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 to prevent or reduce the spreading of asbestos; cleanliness of premises and plant; designated areas; air monitoring; standards for air testing and site clearance certification; standards for analysis; health records and medical surveillance; washing and changing facilities; storage, distribution and labelling of raw asbestos and asbestos waste; prohibitions (basically, the importation, supply and use of asbestos and of any product to which asbestos has intentionally been added are banned).
HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 2006. (Also: TSO Online Bookshop, http://www.tso.co.uk/bookshop/). 28p. Illus. Price: GBP 4.50.
08-0754.pdf [in English]
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2006/20062739.htm [in English]

2002

CIS 03-1029 Health and Safety - Control of Asbestos Regulations 2002 [United Kingdom]
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.
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.
03-1029.pdf [in English]
http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2002/20022675.htm [in English]

1999

CIS 03-1518 Health and Safety - The Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations amend the 1992 Regulations prohibiting most uses of asbestos (see CIS 93-359), at the same time implementing in Great Britain Commission Directive 1999/77/EC (see CIS 99-1767). Among the changes introduced the Regulations change the definition of "supply" to cover the supply of asbestos for considerations other than money. The prohibition on the importation, supply and use of asbestos is extended to chrysotile. Provision is made for the granting of exemptions in the interest of national security. In annex: schedule of derogations from the prohibition on the importation, supply and use of chrysotile.
The Stationery Office Ltd (TSO), PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN, United Kingdom, 1999. 5p. Price: GBP 2.00.
03-1518.pdf [in English]
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1999/19992373.htm [in English]

1998

CIS 00-21 Health and Safety - The Control of Asbestos at Work (Amendment) Regulations 1998 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations (entry into force: 1 Aug. 1999) amend the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 (CIS 89-1418). Topics: asbestos; law; limitation of exposure; personal protective equipment; responsibilities of employers; threshold limit values; United Kingdom.
HMSO Publications, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1999. 5p. Price: GBP 2.00.
00021.pdf [in English]

1992

CIS 93-360 Health and Safety - The Control of Asbestos at Work (Amendment) Regulations 1992 [United Kingdom]
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.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 3p. Price: GBP 1.05.

CIS 93-359 Health and Safety - The Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1992 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations (entry into force: 1 Jan. 1993) replace the Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations 1985, and they implement as respects Great Britain Commission Directive 91/659/EEC (see CIS 92-19) adapting to technical progress Annex I of Council Directive 76/769/EEC (CIS 92-22). The Regulations prohibit the importation, supply and use of all forms of amphibole asbestos (crocidolite, amosite, and fibrous actinolite, anthophyllite and tremolite), as well as mixtures containing any of these minerals. Asbestos spraying by any person is prohibited. The supply and use of a number of products (listed in the schedule) containing chrysotile is also prohibited.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 4p. Price: GBP 1.05.

1987

CIS 89-1418 Health and Safety: The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 [United Kingdom]
Regulations implementing in Great Britain the provisions of EEC Directives No. 76/769/EEC and 83/477/EEC (see CIS 84-327) relating to asbestos. Contents: interpretation (Control limits: when crocidolite or amosite is present - 0.2 fibres/mL of air for 4h and 0.6f/mL for 10 min exposures; for other kinds of asbestos - 0.5f/mL for 4h and 1.5f/mL for 10 min exposures. Action level: when crocidolite or amosite is present - 48 fibres-hours/mL air; otherwise - 120f/mL); duties of employers; identification of type of asbestos; hazard evaluation; notification of work with asbestos; information, instruction and training; prevention or reduction of exposure; control measures; provision and cleaning of protective clothing; cleanliness of premises and plant; designated areas; air monitoring; health records and medical surveillance; washing and changing facilities; storage, distribution and labelling of asbestos; supply of products containing asbestos; exemption certificates.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1987. 12p. Price: GBP 2.20.

1985

CIS 88-25 Consumer Protection: The Asbestos Products (Safety) Regulations 1985 [United Kingdom]
Regulations (coming into operation: 1 Jan. 1986) banning the supply of crocidolite and amosite (except in some specific situations), and requiring the labelling of other kinds of asbestos offered for supply.
HMSO, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1985. 3p.

1983

CIS 83-1850 The Asbestos (Licensing) Regulations 1983
Contents of these regulations (effective 1 Aug. 1984), concerning work with asbestos in the United Kingdom: definition of terms relating to asbestos; requirement of a license from the Health and Safety Executive for work with asbestos (with exceptions); requirement of regular medical examinations.
H.M. Stationery Office, 49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6HB, United Kingdom, 1983. 6p. Price: ú1.30.