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

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PART 2Occupations prescribed in relation to the other diseases to which the Order applies

DiseaseOccupations prescribed in relation to the disease
ByssinosisAny occupation involving work in any room where any process up to and including the weaving process is performed in a factory in which the spinning or manipulation of raw or waste cotton or of flax, or the weaving of cotton or flax, is carried on.
Diffuse mesotheliomaAny occupation involving exposure to asbestos, asbestos dust or any admixture of asbestos at a level above that commonly found in the environment at large.

Primary carcinoma of the lung where there is evidence of one or both of the following—

(a)

asbestosis

(b)

bilateral diffuse pleural thickening

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 foregoing operations and of any chambers, fixtures and appliances for the collection of asbestos dust; or
(d)substantial exposure to the dust arising from any of the operations listed in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).
Bilateral diffuse pleural thickeningAny 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 foregoing operations and of any chambers, fixtures and appliances for the collection of asbestos dust; or
(d)substantial exposure to the dust arising from any of the operations listed in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

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