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The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Amendment of the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations

2.—(1) Part I of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1986(1) (list of prescribed diseases and the occupations for which they are prescribed) is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (8).

(2) For the first column of the entry relating to prescribed disease A4 substitute—

A4.Task-specific focal dystonia..

(3) In the first column of the entry relating to prescribed disease A5 omit “(beat hand)”.

(4) In the first column of the entry relating to prescribed disease A6 omit “(beat knee)”.

(5) In the first column of the entry relating to prescribed disease A7 omit “(beat elbow)”.

(6) Omit the entry relating to prescribed disease A9.

(7) For the second column of the entry relating to prescribed disease A12(2) substitute—

(a)The use, at the time the symptoms first develop, of hand-held powered tools whose internal parts vibrate so as to transmit that vibration to the hand, but excluding those tools which are solely powered by hand; or
(b)repeated palmar flexion and dorsiflexion of the wrist for at least 20 hours per week for a period or periods amounting in aggregate to at least 12 months in the 24 months prior to the onset of symptoms, where “repeated” means once or more often in every 30 seconds..

(8) In the second column of the entry relating to prescribed disease B6 after sub-paragraph (d) add—

or
(e)work involving exposure to metalworking fluid mists..
(1)

S.R. 1986 No. 179; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1993 No. 148 and S.R. 1996 No. 57

(2)

Prescribed disease A12 was inserted by regulation 6(2) of S.R. 1993 No. 148 and amended by regulation 3(3) of S.R. 1996 No. 57

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