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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 769

Social Security

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2018

Made

27th June 2018

Laid before Parliament

28th June 2018

Coming into force

28th September 2018

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, after reference to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council(1), makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 108(1) and (2) and 175(1) and (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2).

The Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters referred to in section 108(2)(a) and (b) of that Act.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2018 and come into force on 28th September 2018.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations 1985(3).

Amendment of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations

2.—(1) Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (list of prescribed diseases and the occupations for which they are prescribed)(4) is amended as follows.

(2) In column 2—

(a)in B15 for “Employment as a healthcare worker having contact”, substitute with “Contact”;

(b)in D6(a) for “in or about a building”, substitute with “at a workplace” and after the words “wooden goods” insert “or products made wholly or partially of wood”;

(c)in D6(c) at the end omit the full stop and add –

;or

(d)

exposure to wood dust in the course of the machine processing of wood..

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Sarah Newton

Minister of State

Department for Work and Pensions

27th June 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations make amendments to the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Regulations 1985 (S.I. 1985/967) (“the principal Regulations”).

Regulation 2 makes amendments to Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations which prescribe diseases for which industrial injuries benefit is payable. It amends descriptions of occupations prescribed in relation to the prescribed diseases B15 (Anaphylaxis) and D6 (Carcinoma of the nasal cavity or associated air sinuses (nasal carcinoma)).

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact is foreseen on the private, voluntary or public sector.

(1)

See sections 171 and 172(2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5).

(2)

1992 c. 4. Section 175(1) is amended by the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999 (c. 2) and section 108(1) is amended by the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c. 5). See section 122(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4) for the meaning of “prescribe”.

(4)

The relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2005/324.

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