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Document ID (ISN)60481
CIS number 93-1077
ISBN(s) 0-11-025382-5
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1992 No.2382
Title Health and Safety - The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 1992 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1992. 5p. Price: GBP 1.50.
Abstract These Regulations amend the original 1988 Regulations (see CIS 89-1092) and they implement as respects Great Britain Council Directive 90/394/EEC (CIS 90-1758) on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens at work (except for provisions relating to asbestos). The Regulations provide a definition of carcinogens, and require: appropriate preventive and control measures in workplaces where carcinogens are present; regular reviews of carcinogenicity assessments; the keeping of health records for 40yrs. In the schedules: a new list of maximum exposure limits (new long-term 8h TWA limit for bis(chloromethyl) ether: 0.001ppm = 0.005mg/m3; modified exposure limit for benzene: 5ppm = 16mg/m3); a new list of substances and processes to which the definition of "carcinogen" relates.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; carcinogens; TLV list; limitation of exposure; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) European Communities; benzene; bis(chloromethyl) ether; law; toxicity evaluation; replaced; list of chemical substances
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) Occupational exposure limits