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Document ID (ISN)59882
CIS number 93-360
ISBN(s) 0-11-025738-3
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1992 No.3068
Title Health and Safety - The Control of Asbestos at Work (Amendment) Regulations 1992 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 3p. Price: GBP 1.05.
Abstract These Regulations (entry into force: 1 Jan. 1993) amend the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 1987 (see CIS 89-1418), and they implement as respects Great Britain Council Directives 91/382/EEC (see CIS 92-15) and 90/394/EEC (CIS 90-1758). The Regulations redefine the terms action level and control limit. "Action level" is defined as cumulative exposures to asbestos over a continuous 12-week period of 96 fibre-hours/mL of air, when exposure is solely to chrysotile, and 48 fibre-hours/mL of air otherwise. "Control limit" is defined as asbestos concentrations of 0.5 fibres/mL of air (for chrysotile alone) and 0.2 fibres/mL of air when other types of asbestos are present, both averaged over a continuous period of 4h. When averaging is over a continuous period of 10min, the control limit is 3 times the above. The Regulations also make provisions for an obligatory work plan before any work involving the removal of asbestos from buildings or structures, and for emergency action when asbestos escapes into the workplace air at concentrations exceeding the control limit.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; United Kingdom; limitation of exposure; chrysotile; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) European Communities; asbestos removal; law; replaced; demolition
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