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Name: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 078 of 2001).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2001-03-08
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Statutory Instruments, 2001-03, No. 078, pp. 1-16
ISN: IRL-2001-R-58972
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Statutory Instruments, 2001-03, No. 078, pp. 1-16
S. I: No 78 of 2001 S. I: No 78 of 2001 Department of Entreprise, Trade and Employment, Ireland (consulted on 2004-08-05)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for obligation of employers to carry out an assessment of the risks associated with the use of carcinogens or mutagens in the workplace, and the taking of subsequent steps to control such risks by eliminating or minimising exposure. Employers must also ensure that employees who are at a possible risk of exposure to such substances be consulted and provided with information and training on the nature of the hazards and risks of carcinogens and mutagens. Finally, makes provision for obligation of employers to maintain records on the results of assessments, measurements of exposure and health surveillance. Such records must be available to the National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health.
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