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Document ID (ISN)52641
CIS number 89-1635
ISBN(s) 0-11-885469-0
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Health and Safety Commission
Title Control of substances hazardous to health in fumigation operations; Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation 1988 [United Kingdom] - Approved Code of Practice
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1988. 42p. Price: GBP 3.00.
Abstract This booklet contains the Approved Code of Practice (effective 1 Oct. 1989) and 19 Regulations (applying to all fumigant gases; special duties are also imposed on the users of the more commonly used fumigants - methyl bromide, hydrogen cyanide, ethylene oxide and phosphine). The Code was approved under Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for the purpose of providing practical guidance with respect to the provisions of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988. It applies to fumigant operations whether undertaken in the open air, in temporarily created containment or in purpose-built fumigation or sterilisation chambers or enclosures. It does not apply to the use of vapours, fogs, fumes and smokes for the purpose of pest control, the use of which should follow the Approved Code of Practice, "The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health: Control of Exposure to Pesticides at Work" (in preparation).
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; phosphine; fumigation; control and regulation; chemical hazards; methyl bromide; hydrocyanic acid; ethylene oxide; fumigants; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) implementation of control measures; exposure evaluation; preventive maintenance; legislation; functions; comment on law; directive; safety training in industry; prohibition of use; medical supervision
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic substances
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Ethers
Ethylene oxide