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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances

Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances Agenda ACTS/5/2011
Meeting date: 29 November 2011 Open Govt. Status: Fully Open
Exemptions:      
Time Item Description Paper No.
10.30-10.40 1 Introduction and apologies - Jane Willis (chair)  
10.40-11.40 2(i)   2(ii)   Agreement of the minutes from the 98th meeting of ACTS Update on matters arising
Jane Willis & Kären Clayton
  1. Current issues
  2. COSHH essentials
  3. Asbestos
  4. Carcinogens and Mutagens
  5. Dust
  6. WATCH update (Len and Robin)
  7. Strategic research projects
  8. Reproduction hazards (Gareth Evans, HSL)

ACTS/MINS/1/2011

ACTS/4/2011

11.40-12.10 3 Update on metal working fluids
Gareth Evans – HSL and Peter Woolgar – Manufacturing Sector Presentation and discussion Outcome: HSE to update ACTS members on research in this area and for members to put forward any suggestions regarding this work and its future direction.
 
12.10-13.00 4 Update on RPE project
Peter Griffin – CSEAD and Rachael Beattie - LLHRD Presentation and discussion Outcome: HSE to update ACTS members and for members to confirm if they consider outputs are now pushing RPE use in right direction and offer suggestions for the project group to consider as to how employers/employees could be made more aware.
 
13.00-13.30   Lunch  
13.30-14.10 5 Update on flour dust
Gareth Evans – HSL Presentation and discussion Outcome: HSE to update ACTS members and for members to put forward views they have regarding the latest findings of the ongoing work in this area.
 
14.10-14.50 6 Overview of an emerging area of biotechnology - enzymes
Gareth Evans – HSL and Peter Griffin - CSEAD Presentation and discussion Outcome: HSE to update ACTS members and for members to consider the evidence and put forward views they have regarding the latest findings of the ongoing work in this area.
 
14.50 -15.10 7 AOB  
15.10-15.20 8 2012 meeting dates: agenda items and location - Jane Willis  
15.20-15.30   Summary and close - Jane Willis  
Information papers / Below the line papers
  Update on Partnership working
Updated 2012-02-21