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Document ID (ISN)63851
CIS number 95-19
ISBN(s) 0-11-043721-7
Year 1994
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1994 No.3246
Title Health and Safety - The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1994 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Publication Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1994. 27p. Illus. Price: GBP 4.70.
Abstract These Regulations (effective 16.1.1995) replace the 1988 COSHH Regulations (CIS 89-1092), as amended in 1991 and 1992 (CIS 92-369, 93-1077). They also implement the provisions of Directive 90/679/EEC (CIS 91-29) concerning biological hazards, while revoking The Health and Safety (Dangerous Pathogens) Regulations 1981. They impose duties on employers to protect employees and other persons who may be exposed to substances hazardous to health. These duties relate to: prohibition of importation (except from another EU state) of certain substances (2-naphthylamine, benzidine, 4-aminodiphenyl, 4-nitrodiphenyl, salts of these chemicals, matches made with white phosphorus); assessment of health risks; prevention and control of exposure; control measures; monitoring exposure; health surveillance; information, instruction and training; provisions on fumigation; exemption certificates. In the appendix: exposure limits for 42 substances; prohibition of certain substances for certain purposes; examination and testing frequency of local exhaust ventilation plant used in certain processes; specific substances for which monitoring or medical surveillance is required; fumigation exemptions and notifications; definition of carcinogens; special provisions relating to biological agents (including containment measures).
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; United Kingdom; prohibition of use; biological hazards; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; law; responsibilities of employers; European Communities; 4-aminobiphenyl; 4-nitrobiphenyl; 2-naphthylamine; phosphorus; list of chemical substances; ventilation; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; TLV list; replaced; benzidine; fumigation
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) Safety supervision
Biological hazards