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Name: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 146 of 1994)
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1994-05-17
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 43 p.
ISN: IRL-1994-R-37057
Bibliography: Printed separately, 43 p.
Abstract/Citation: Implements Council Directives 90/679/EEC and 93/88/EEC on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to a biological agent at work. Defines biological agents to include bacteria, viruses and fungi. The regulations draw a distinction between incidental exposure to a biological agent and exposure arising from their deliberate use. Employers must identify the biological agent to which workers are, or may be, exposed.
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