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Document ID (ISN)56734
CIS number 91-1420
ISSN - Serial title 1415-1537 - Diário Oficial
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Title Regulation No.01 of 28 May 1991, modifying Annex No.12 of Standard No.15 concerning "Permissible levels for mineral dust" - Asbestos [Brazil]
Original title Portaria n°01, de 28 de Maio de 1991 - altera o Anexo n°12, da Norma Regulamentadora n°15, qui institui os "Limites de tolerância para poeiras minerais" - Asbestos [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 29 May 1991, Vol.129, No.102, sect.1, p.10191-10193. Illus.
Abstract This regulation applies to all activities during which workers are occupationally exposed to asbestos. Summary: definitions; responsibilities of employers regarding the protection of workers against asbestos exposure; prohibition of amphiboles and exemptions; prohibition of spraying of asbestos; prohibition of the employment of minors (less than 18 years old) where there is a possibility of asbestos exposure; notification requirements; sampling requirements; establishment of permissible levels (respirable fibres of chrysotile: 2.0 fibres/cm3); supply of work clothing in workplaces where fibres are present; waste removal; periodic medical examinations; information and training of workers.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; respirable dust; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; responsibilities of employers; chrysotile; amphibole; prohibition of use; work clothing; periodic medical examinations; law; labelling
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos