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  1. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Radiological Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (Act No. 20 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-23 | IRL-2014-L-98319

    An Act to provide for the dissolution of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland and the transfer of all its functions, assets, liabilities and staff to the Environmental Protection Agency; to give effect to the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material done at Vienna on 8 July 2005; to amend the Radiological Protection Act 1991 , the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 and certain other enactments; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  2. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Explosive Atmosphere) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 258 of 2003). - S.I. No. 258 of 2003

    Adoption: 2003-06-26 | IRL-2003-R-68174

    Transposes Directive 1999/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1999 on minimum requirements for improving safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres. Requires that assessment be carried out where explosive atmosphere is liable to be present at workplace and specifies prevention and protection measures to be taken against explosion.

  3. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Radiological Protection (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 3 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-03-20 | IRL-2002-L-98321

  4. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations, 2001 (S.I. No. 078 of 2001). - S. I: No 78 of 2001

    Adoption: 2001-03-08 | IRL-2001-R-58972

    Provides for obligation of employers to carry out an assessment of the risks associated with the use of carcinogens or mutagens in the workplace, and the taking of subsequent steps to control such risks by eliminating or minimising exposure. Employers must also ensure that employees who are at a possible risk of exposure to such substances be consulted and provided with information and training on the nature of the hazards and risks of carcinogens and mutagens. Finally, makes provision for obligation of employers to maintain records on the results of assessments, measurements of exposure and health surveillance. Such records must be available to the National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health.

  5. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Revocation of Regulations relating to Ionising Radiation and Protection of Outside Workers from such Radiation) Regulations, 2000 (No. 131 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 2000-05-13 | IRL-2000-R-56654

    Revokes the European Communities (Ionising Radiation) Regulations, 1991, and the European Communities (Protection of Outside Workers from Ionising Radiation) Regulations, 1994.

  6. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (Ionising Radiation) Order, 2000. (S.I. No. 125 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-05-11 | Date of entry into force: 2000-05-13 | IRL-2000-R-57378

    Provides for the implementation of Council Directive 96/29/Euratom of 13 May 1996 laying down basic safety standards for the protection of the health of workers and the general public against the dangers arising from ionising radiation. The main changes introduced in this order are inclusion of work activities involving exposure to natural sources of radiation; stricter application of existing radiation protection principles through the introduction of lower dose limits, the use of dose constraints in keeping doses as low as reasonably achievable and extended application of justification principles; and the introduction of radiation protection principles for intervention in cases of radiological emergencies or lasting exposures.

  7. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Protection of Workers) (Exposure to Asbestos) (Amendment) Regulations, 2000 (S.I. No. 74 of 2000). - S.I. No. 74 of 2000

    Adoption: 2000-03-23 | IRL-2000-R-68177

    Implements Article 7 of Council Directive 87/217/EEC on the prevention and reduction of environmental pollution by asbestos by amending requirements of plan provided for in Article 12 of Directive 83/477/EEC which must be prepared prior to any demolition work involving asbestos. Also amends lenght of time that medical records and occupational health register must be maintained.

  8. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Equipment and Protective Systems Intended for Use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 83 of 1999). - S.I. No. 83 of 1999

    Adoption: 1999-03-30 | IRL-1999-R-68192

    Implements Council Directive 94/7/EC on the approximation of laws of Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Applies to equipment, protective systems, devices and components intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Requires compliance with essential health and safety requirements and the affixing of EC marking. EC marking can only be affixed if equipment has undergone appropriate conformity assessment procedure.

  9. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 248 of 1998). - S.I. No. 248 of 1998

    Adoption: 1998-07-20 | IRL-1998-R-68194

    Implements Commission Directive 95/30/EC, Commission Directive 97/59/EC and Commission Directive 97/65/EC on protection of workers from risks related to exposure to biological agent at work, which amended list of biological agents contained in Council Directive 93/88/EC. Replaces list of biological agents contained in Fourth Schedule of Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations 1994. Agents are classified according to degree of severity. Also makes provision for risk assessment and vaccination.

  10. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Dangerous Substances (Amendment) Regulations, 1995 (S.I. No. 103 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 1995-05-02 | IRL-1995-R-40716

    Extends the definition of container used in the Dangerous Substances (Retail and Private Petroleum Stores) Regulations, 1979, the Dangerous Subtances (Oil Jetties) Regulations, 1979, the Dangerous Substances (Petroleum Bulk Stores) Regulations, 1979 and the Dangerous Substances (Conveyance of Petroleum by Road) Regulations 1979. Provides for the use of any packaging that is referred to in Marginals 2305, 2306 and 2307 of the ADR Agreement and meets relevant requirements of Appendix A.5 or Appendix A.6 of that Agreement as published by the UN.

  11. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 445 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-25 | IRL-1994-R-39359

    Implements Council Directive 88/642/EEC and Commission Directive 91/322/EEC on the protection of workers from risks related to chemical agents at work. The Regulations define "chemical agent" and outline the duties of employers in relation to the prevention and limitation of exposure of employees to chemical agents in the workplace. There are also requirements in relation to information, training and consultation.

  12. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 146 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-05-17 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-23 | IRL-1994-R-37057

    Implements Council Directives 90/679/EEC and 93/88/EEC on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to a biological agent at work. Defines biological agents to include bacteria, viruses and fungi. The regulations draw a distinction between incidental exposure to a biological agent and exposure arising from their deliberate use. Employers must identify the biological agent to which workers are, or may be, exposed.

  13. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Protection of Outside Workers from Ionising Radiation) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 144 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-04-29 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-31 | IRL-1994-R-37223

    Provides for the radiation protection of workers liable to receive an exposure of high radiation levels while working away from their employers' premises. The Regulations also apply to workers who come from, or who go to work in, another Member State of the European Community. Made under the European Communities Act, 1972.

  14. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Protection of Workers) (Exposure to Asbestos) (Amendment) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 276 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-09-17 | Date of entry into force: 1993-10-01 | IRL-1993-R-34691

    Implements Council Directive 83/477/EEC as amended by Directive 91/382/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work. Protects the health of employees by reducing the level of exposure to asbestos fibre concentrations in air and banning the use of low density asbestos materials. Amends the requirements of the plan which must be prepared in advance of any demolition work involving asbestos. Made under the European Communities Act, 1972.

  15. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Radiological Protection Act, 1991 (General Control of Radioactive Substances, Nuclear Devices and Irradiating Apparatus) Order, 1993 (S.I. No. 151 of 1993) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-06-09 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | IRL-1993-R-34150

    Provides for the control by licence, to be obtained from the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, of the custody, transportation, handling, holding, storage, use, manufacture, production, processing, importation, distribution, exportation and other disposal of radioactive substances, nuclear devices or irradiating apparatus. Made under the Radiological Protection Act, 1991.

  16. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 80 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-31 | IRL-1993-R-34141

    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.

  17. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Radiological Protection Act 1991 (No. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-05-11 | IRL-1991-L-98320

    An Act to provide for the establishment of an institution to be called the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, to define its functions, to provide for the dissolution of an Bord Fuinnimh Nuicléigh and the transfer of its function to the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, to authorise the making of Regulations prescribing levels of activity and specifying matters to be done in the event of specified levels being exceeded and to give effect tot the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident done at Vienna on the 26th Day of September, 1986, the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency done at Vienna on the 26th Day of September, 1986, the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material done at Vienna on the 26th Day of October, 1979, and to provide for other matters connected with the matters aforesaid.

  18. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Committees (Major Accident Hazards of Certain Industrial Activities) (Amendment) Regulations, 1989. S.I. No. 194.

    Adoption: 1989-07-28 | IRL-1989-R-8629

    The purpose of these Regulations is to implement Council Directive 87/216/EEC on the major accident hazards of certain industrial activities. These Regulations amend the definition of industrial processes and adjust the thresholds whereby certain substances attract notification requirements. The definition of activities deemed to be particularly dangerous is amended to cover industrial processes and storage involving sulphur trioxide and industrial processes involving liquid oxygen.

  19. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Disabled Persons (Maintenance Allowances) Regulations 1984. Statutory Instrument No. 71.

    Adoption: 1984-03-14 | IRL-1984-R-3189

  20. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Carcinogenic Substances) (Processes) Regulations 1972.

    Adoption: 1972-12-27 | IRL-1972-R-16467

    Prohibit the employment of persons in the manufacture of beta-naphthylamine and certain other carcinogens and prescribe measures to protect workers from the hazards of other such substances.

  21. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories Ionising Radiations (Unsealed Radioactive Substances) Regulations 1972.

    Adoption: 1972-10-04 | IRL-1972-R-16464

    Radiation protection measures.

  22. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories (Asbestos Processes) Regulations 1972.

    Adoption: 1972-08-01 | IRL-1972-R-16462

    Prescribe measures to protect the health of workers employed on asbestos processes.

  23. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Law, Act

    Dangerous Substances Act 1972.

    Adoption: 1972-06-14 | IRL-1972-L-16460

    An Act to consolidate, with amendments, enactments relating to explosives, petroleum and other dangerous substances.

  24. Ireland - Protection against particular hazards - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Factories Ionising Radiations (Sealed Sources) regulations 1972.

    Adoption: 1972-01-25 | IRL-1972-R-16459

    Radiation protection measures; also apply to radiation-generating equipment.


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