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Document ID (ISN)24192
CIS number 75-1875
ISBN(s) 0-11-051433-5
Year 1975
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1975 No.1433
Department of Energy, Department of Employment, London.
Title The Coal Mines (Respirable Dust) Regulations 1975.
Bibliographic information H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London S.E.1, United Kingdom. 10p. Price: ú0.20.
Abstract These regulations, dated 27 Aug. 1975, came into force on 30 Sep. 1975. Made under the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (CIS 74-2099), they imposed requirements with respect to the sampling of air for respirable dust in coal mines at which more than 30 persons are employed below ground and the evaluation of the samples at approved laboratories. They require the appointment of persons responsible for the taking of samples, the keeping of records and the making of a scheme relating to the taking of samples. They also regulate or prohibit the carrying on of operations where the respirable dust content in the air is excessive and require dust respirators to be made available. Further requirements relate to the medical supervision of exposed workers and the making of a scheme for the prevention and suppression of dust. Provisions concerning frequency of dust sampling, average quartz content, permitted amounts of respirable dust index, and a table of various operations with relevant respirable dust index are appended.
Descriptors (primary) compliance with exposure limits; coal mining; respirable dust; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) dust control; responsibilities of employers; silica; coniotic index; law; dust measurement; air sampling; medical supervision; respirators
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) Mining and quarrying