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Document ID (ISN)102092
CIS number 03-1023
ISBN(s) 0-11-042919-2
Year 2002
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 2002 No.2677
Title Health and Safety - The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 2002. (Also: TSO Online Bookshop, 27p. Illus. Price: GBP 4.50.
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Abstract These Regulations re-enact, with minor modifications, Statutory Instruments 1999 No.437 on the same topic (CIS 00-620), which is repealed. It is consistent with, and implements as respects Great Britain, various European Council Directives, in particular 80/1107/EEC (CIS 81-1610), Commission Directives 91/322/EEC (CIS 92-1427) and 96/94/EC (CIS 97-9), and others with a more limited scope (vinyl chloride, benzene, carcinogens etc.), Council Directive 98/24/EC on dangerous chemicals (see CIS 98-1094) and Directive 2000/54/EC on biological hazards (see CIS 03-1046). The Regulations impose duties on employers to protect employees and other persons who may be exposed to substances hazardous to health. These duties relate to: prohibition of importation (except from another EU state) of certain substances (2-naphthylamine, benzidine, 4-aminodiphenyl, 4-nitrodiphenyl, salts of these chemicals, matches made with white phosphorus); assessment of health risks; prevention, control and monitoring of exposure; health surveillance; information, instruction and training; arrangements to deal with accidents, incidents and emergencies; fumigation; exemption certificates. In the schedules: list of carcinogens; prohibition of certain substances for certain purposes; special provisions relating to biological agents; examination and testing frequency of local exhaust ventilation plant; specific substances to be monitored; medical surveillance in connection with certain substances; legislation concerned with the labelling of containers and pipes; fumigation exemptions and notifications.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; prohibition of use; biological hazards; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; information of personnel; responsibilities of employers; European Union; 4-aminobiphenyl; 4-nitrobiphenyl; 2-naphthylamine; list of chemical substances; containment; ventilation; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; medical supervision; benzidine; law; fumigation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Safety supervision