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Name: Factories and Industrial Undertaking (Asbestos) Regulation (L.N. 74 of 1997).
Country: China - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1997-01-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 2, 1997-02-28, Vol. CXXXIX, No. 9, pp. B252-B277
ISN: CHN-1997-R-46402
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=46402&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Hong Kong Government Gazette, Legal Supplement No. 2, 1997-02-28, Vol. CXXXIX, No. 9, pp. B252-B277
Regulation on-line (as amended) Regulation on-line (as amended) Bilingual Laws Information System (BLIS), China, SAR Hong Kong PDF of Regulations as amended to E.R. 2 of 2014 PDF of Regulations as amended to E.R. 2 of 2014 (consulted on 2007-02-22)
Regulation on-line (as amended) Regulation on-line (as amended) Labour Department, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, 7 p. (consulted on 2009-09-24)
Abstract/Citation: Requires employers who carry out work with asbestos to identify the type of asbestos used and assess the degree of exposure. Requires that notice be given to the Commissioner for Labour regarding work done with asbestos. Employers shall reduce the exposure to asbestos when possible and provide respiratory protective equipment. Provides for air monitoring, training for workers, and medical surveillance of workers exposed to asbestos. S. 20 disallows employment of young persons in asbestos-related work. S. 21 prohibits the process of asbestos spraying and the use of asbestos insulation. Made under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance (Cap. 59).

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