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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Duties under these Regulations

  5. 4.Prohibitions relating to certain substances

  6. 5.Application of regulations 6 to 12

  7. 6.Assessment of health risks created by work involving substances hazardous to health

  8. 7.Prevention or control of exposure to substances hazardous to health

  9. 8.Use of control measures, etc.

  10. 9.Maintenance, examination and test of control measures, etc.

  11. 10.Monitoring exposure at the workplace

  12. 11.Health surveillance

  13. 12.Information, instruction and training for persons who may be exposed to substances hazardous to health

  14. 13.Provisions relating to certain fumigations

  15. 14.Exemption certificates

  16. 15.Application

  17. 16.Defence in proceedings for contravention of these Regulations

  18. 17.Exemptions relating to the Ministry of Defence, etc.

  19. 18.Revocations and savings

  20. 19.Extension of meaning of “work” and “at work”

  21. 20.Modification of Article 5(2) of the 1978 Order

  22. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Other Substances and Processes to which the definition of “Carcinogen” relates

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Prohibition of Certain Substances Hazardous to Health for Certain Purposes

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Special Provisions Relating to Biological Agents

      1. Part I

        Provisions of General Application to Biological Agents

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Application

        3. 3.Classification of biological agents

        4. 4.Assessment of health risks

        5. 5.Prevention of exposure to a biological agent

        6. 6.Control of exposure to biological agents

        7. 7.Special control measures for health and veterinary care facilities

        8. 8.Special control measures for laboratories, animal rooms and industrial processes

        9. 9.Examination and maintenance of personal protective equipment

        10. 10.Information for employees

        11. 11.List of employees exposed to certain biological agents

        12. 12.Notification of the use of biological agents

        13. 13.Notification of the consignment of biological agents

        14. 14.Notification to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

      2. Part II Containment Measures for Health and Vetrinary Care Facilities, Laboratories and Animal Rooms

      3. Part III Containment Measures for Industrial Processes

      4. Part IV Biohazard Sign

      5. Part V List of Biological Agents Referred to in Paragraphs 12(2), 13(1) and (3) and 14 of Part I

        1. 1.All Group 4 biological agents.

        2. 2.Rabies virus.

        3. 3.Simian herpes B virus.

        4. 4.Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.

        5. 5.Tick-borne encephalitis group viruses in Group 3.

        6. 6.Monkeypox virus.

        7. 7.Mopeia virus.

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Frequency of Thorough Examination and Test of Local Exhaust Ventilation Plant Used in Certain Processes

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Specific Substances and Processes for which Monitoring is Required

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Medical Surveillance

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Fumigations Excepted from Regulation 13

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Notification of Certain Fumigations

      1. Part I Persons to Whom Notifications Must Be Made

        1. 1.In the case of a fumigation to be carried out...

        2. 2.In the case of a fumigation, other than a fumigation...

      2. Part II Information to be Given in Advance Notice of Fumigations

        1. 3.The information to be given in a notification made for...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Application

      1. 1.Interpretation

      2. 2.Offshore installations

      3. 3.Pipelines

      4. 4.Other activities

  23. Explanatory Note

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