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Document ID (ISN)101350
CIS number 03-45
ISSN - Serial title 0870-9963 - Diário da República
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Title Decree-Law No.236/2003 of 30 September - Transposes into national legislation Directive 99/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16.12.99 on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres [Portugal]
Original title Decreto-Lei n.°236/2003 de 30 de Setembro - Transpõe para a ordem jurídica nacional a Directiva n.° 1999/92/CE, do Parlamento Europeu e do Conselho, de 16 de Dezembro, relativa às prescrições mínimas destinadas a promover a melhoria da proteção da segurança e da saúde dos trabalhadores susceptíveis de serem expostos a riscos derivados de atmsoferas explosivas [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 30 Sep. 2003, No.226, Series I-A, p.6419-6423. Illus.
Internet access [in Portuguese]
Abstract This Decree-Law introduces the provisions of Directive 99/92/EC (see CIS 00-1523) into Portuguese legislation. Contents: scope (all economic activities except for some already covered by existing legislation already covers the risk of explosive atmospheres); definitions; classification of risk zones; evaluation of the risk of explosions; prevention of and protection against explosions; general obligations of employers; preventive action in areas where explosive atmospheres may form; employer's obligation to prepare a safety manual for the prevention of explosions; work in danger zones; protective measures in detail; criteria for the selection of protective equipment and systems; obligations for coordination of preventive activities when several employers are involved; particular measures applicable to work equipment and workplaces; training and information of and consultation with workers. In annex: prescribed warning signs.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; explosion protection; explosive atmospheres
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; flammable substances; explosion hazards; danger zones; safety and health documentation; hazard identification; classification; law; hazard evaluation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Explosions