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Document ID (ISN)52622
CIS number 89-1418
ISBN(s) 0-11-078115-5
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1987 No.2115
Title Health and Safety: The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1987. 12p. Price: GBP 2.20.
Abstract Regulations implementing in Great Britain the provisions of EEC Directives No. 76/769/EEC and 83/477/EEC (see CIS 84-327) relating to asbestos. Contents: interpretation (Control limits: when crocidolite or amosite is present - 0.2 fibres/mL of air for 4h and 0.6f/mL for 10 min exposures; for other kinds of asbestos - 0.5f/mL for 4h and 1.5f/mL for 10 min exposures. Action level: when crocidolite or amosite is present - 48 fibres-hours/mL air; otherwise - 120f/mL); duties of employers; identification of type of asbestos; hazard evaluation; notification of work with asbestos; information, instruction and training; prevention or reduction of exposure; control measures; provision and cleaning of protective clothing; cleanliness of premises and plant; designated areas; air monitoring; health records and medical surveillance; washing and changing facilities; storage, distribution and labelling of asbestos; supply of products containing asbestos; exemption certificates.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; United Kingdom; limitation of exposure; respirable dust; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; amosite; crocidolite; law; cleaning of workplaces; medical supervision; replaced; exposure evaluation
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) Asbestos
Occupational exposure limits