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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) Agenda - ACTS/2010/A03 - Meeting 11 November 2010

Open Government status:  Fully Open
Exempt material:  None
Venue: Health & Safety Executive, 6.1.27 Redgrave Court, Merton Rd, Bootle, Merseyside L20 7HS

Time Item Description Paper No.

11.03-11.10

1

Introduction and apologies - Jane Willis (chair)

 

11.10-11.45

2

Agreement of the minutes for the 96th meeting of ACTS and update on matters arising/current issues  - Jane Willis/ Kären Clayton, including:-

  1. Government Spending Review
  2. Lord Young’s review
  3. Reconstitution of ACTS
  4. Semi conductor work
  5. Dust

11.45-12.30

3

REACH and International Chemicals Work - Tim Harris, HSE International Chemicals Unit

Presentation on REACH by Tim Harris

Discussion about ACTS’ role in relation to REACH

Outcome: ACTS members have an understanding of REACH and any future role they may have.

 

12.30-12.50

4

External Diversity - Cath Cottam

Presentation  by Cath Cottam on HSE’s External Diversity Plan

Outcome: ACTS members have an awareness of the plan, particularly those parts of relevance to ACTS.

 

12.50 -13.30

 

Lunch

13.30-14.30

5

Research and Science – Patrick McDonald, HSE Chief Scientist, and Isla Fairhurst, HSE Occupational Health & Safety Science Co-ordination Unit

Presentation and discussion by Patrick McDonald and Isla Fairhurst on HSE’s Strategic Research Plan

Discussion on two research proposals - Gareth Evans, HSL

  1. occupational exposure to reproductive hazards
  2. tracking international exposure limits

Outcome: ACTS to put forward ideas on research based on HSE’s strategic research plan

14.30 -14.45

6

AOB

14.45-15.00

7

Next meeting: agenda items and location - Jane Willis

 

15.00-15.10

8

Summary and close - Jane Willis

 

Information papers / Below the line papers

 

Update on Partnership Working

Updated 2010-11-22