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1991

CIS 93-717 Decree No.275/91 of 7 July 1991, regulating particular measures of prevention and of the protection of the health of workers against the risks of exposure to certain chemical substances [Portugal]
Regulamenta as medidas especiais de prevenção e protecção da saúde dos trabalhadores contra os riscos de exposição a algumas substâncias químicas [en portugués]
This Decree is issued in accordance with provisions of Decree 479/85 concerning carcinogens (see CIS 87-735). It also implements in Portuguese legislation Directive 88/364/EEC (see CIS 90-1423) concerning the protection of workers through the prohibition of certain specific agents and activities. The Decree prohibits, except for specific derogations, the production and use of the following carcinogens: 2-naphthylamine and its salts; 4-aminobiphenyl and its salts; benzidine and its salts; 4-nitrobiphenyl. Even in cases of derogation, protective measures are obligatory, and previous authorisation by the competent authority is needed. Potentially exposed workers must be informed of the hazards they face.
In: Colectânea de Legislação - Segurança, higiene e saúde no trabalho - Instrumentos comunitários e legislação portuguesa, Serviço de Informação Científica e Técnica (SICT), Ministério do Emprego e da Segurança Social (MESS), Lisboa, Portugal, May 1992, p.LP 51-52.