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Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations 2019

25 March 2020

Amends: Safety, Health and Welfare At Work (Carcinogens) Regulations 2001
Comes into force: 26th November 2019
Jurisdiction: ROI

Amendments are made to the location of the list of carcinogens that the Regulations apply to and the limit values for occupational exposure.

The list of carcinogens can now be found in Annex I of Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work rather than Schedule 1 of the Regulations, which is therefore removed.

The limit values for occupational exposure for can now be found in Annex III of Directive 2004/37/EC rather than Schedule 2 in which they were previously listed, which is also therefore removed.

A medical practitioner may now indicate the need for continued health surveillance after the end of exposure for as long as they consider it to be necessary, to safeguard the health of the employee concerned.

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