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The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 1997

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Statutory Instruments

1997 No. 11

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 1997

Made

6th January 1997

Laid before Parliament

8th January 1997

Coming into force

9th January 1997

The Secretary of State in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 15(1) and (2) of, and paragraphs 1(1)(b), 9 and 13(1) of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(1) (“the 1974 Act”) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf and for the purpose of giving effect without modification to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 11(2)(d) of the 1974 Act after the carrying out by the said Commission of consultations in accordance with section 50(3) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 9th January 1997.

Amendment to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 1996

2.  For the following provisions of the Schedule to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 1996(2)—

SubstanceFormulaReference periods
Long-term maximum exposure limit (8-hour TWA reference period)
ppmmg m−3
Short-term maximum exposure limit (15-minute reference period)
ppmmg m−3
Cobalt and cobalt compound (as Co)CoCotton dust
2.51,2–
Dibromoethane (Ethylene dibromide)BrCH2CH2Br0.53.9

there shall be substituted the following—

SubstanceFormulaReference periods
Long-term maximum exposure limit (8-hour TWA reference period)
ppmmg m−3
Short-term maximum exposure limit (15-minute reference period)
ppmmg m−3
Cobalt and cobalt compound (as Co)Co0.1
Cotton dust2.5
Dibromoethane (Ethylene dibromide)BrCH2CH2Br0.53.9

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State.

Paul Beresford

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Environment

January 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 1996, which come into force on 10th January 1997, to correct errors in the entries for Cobalt and cobalt compounds, Cotton dust and 1,2-Dibromoethane (Ethylene dibromide) in the Schedule to those Regulations.

(1)

1974 c. 37; sections 15 and 50 were amended by Schedule 15 to the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71) paragraphs 6 and 16 respectively.

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