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The Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers’ Compensation) (Prescribed Occupations) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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PART 1Occupations prescribed in relation to Pneumoconiosis

1.  Any occupation involving—

(a)the mining, quarrying or working of silica rock or the working of dried quartzose sand or any dry deposit or dry residue of silica or any dry admixture containing such materials (including any occupation in which any of the aforesaid operations are carried out incidentally to the mining or quarrying of other materials or to the manufacture of articles containing crushed or ground silica rock);

(b)the handling of any of the material specified in sub-paragraph (a) in or incidental to any of the operations mentioned in that sub-paragraph, or substantial exposure to the dust arising from such operations.

2.  Any occupation involving the breaking, crushing or grinding of flint or the working or handling of broken, crushed or ground flint or materials containing such flint, or substantial exposure to the dust arising from such operations.

3.  Any occupation involving sand blasting by means of compressed air with the use of quartzose sand or crushed silica rock or flint, or substantial exposure to the dust arising from sand and blasting.

4.  Any occupation involving work in a foundry or the performance of, or substantial exposure to the dust arising from, any of the following operations—

(a)the freeing of steel castings from adherent siliceous substance;

(b)the freeing of metal castings from adherent siliceous substance—

(i)by blasting with an abrasive propelled by compressed air, by steam or by a wheel, or

(ii)by the use of power-driven tools.

5.  Any occupation in or incidental to the manufacture of china or earthenware (including sanitary earthenware, electrical earthenware and earthenware tiles), and any occupation involving substantial exposure to the dust arising from such operations.

6.  Any occupation involving the grinding of mineral graphite, or substantial exposure to the dust arising from such grinding.

7.  Any occupation involving the dressing of granite or any igneous rock by masons or the crushing of such materials, or substantial exposure to the dust arising from such operations.

8.  Any occupation involving the use, or preparation for use, of a grindstone or substantial exposure to the dust arising from such operations.

9.  Any occupation involving—

(a)the working or handling of asbestos or any admixture of asbestos;

(b)the manufacture or repair of asbestos textiles or other articles containing or composed of asbestos;

(c)the cleaning of any machinery or plant used in any of the operations in the preceding two paragraphs, and of any chambers, fixtures and appliances for the collection of asbestos dust;

(d)substantial exposure to the dust arising from any of the operations in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c).

10.  Any occupation involving—

(a)work underground in any mine in which one of the objects of the mining operations is the getting of any mineral;

(b)the working or handling above ground at any coal or tin mine of any minerals extracted from that mine, or any operation incidental to this;

(c)the trimming of coal in any ship, barge, or lighter, or in any dock or harbour or at any wharf or quay;

(d)the sawing, splitting or dressing of slate, or any operation incidental to such operations.

11.  Any occupation in or incidental to the manufacture of carbon electrodes by an industrial undertaking for use in the electrolytic extraction of aluminium from aluminium oxide, and any occupation involving substantial exposure to the dust arising from such operations.

12.  Any occupation involving boiler scaling or substantial exposure to the dust arising from boiler scaling.

13.  Any occupation involving exposure to dust in excess of the level met in the ordinary course of life, which is not listed in paragraphs 1 to 12.

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