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Name: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 80 of 1993)
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards; Occupational safety and health
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1993-03-26
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 23 p.
ISN: IRL-1993-R-34141
Bibliography: Printed separately, 23 p.
Abstract/Citation: Gives effect to Council Directive 90/394/EEC of 28 June, 1990 on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to carcinogens at work. Under the Regulations an employer must carry out an assessment of the risks associated with the use of carcinogens in the workplace, and take steps to control such risks by eliminating or minimising exposure. Employers must assure that employees who are at possible risk of exposure to carcinogens are consulted and provided with information and training on the nature of the hazards and risks of carcinogens. Employees must also be provided with the facility to undergo health surveillance if desired.

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