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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) Agenda - ACTS/AG/1/2003 - Meeting 13th March 2003

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Agenda

The 80th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) will be held on 13th March 2003 at 10.45 am in the Globe Room, Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London, SE1 9HS.

Attendees:
Members
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HSE

Mr John Thompson (Secretary)
Ms Carole Sullivan (Secretariat)
Mr Nick Summers (Secretariat)
Mr Paul Hems (Secretariat)
Miss Naseem Walji (Secretariat)
Dr John Groves (HSL)
Dr Paul Oldershaw (FOD, CSD)

Mrs Maureen Meldrum (FOD, CSD1)
Ms Chris Northage (FOD, CSD3)

Observer
Mr William McClintock (HSE Northern Ireland)
Ms Kathleen Cameron (DEFRA)

1 Introduction and apologies

[The Chair will open the meeting and present apologies for absent members]

2 First steps in progressing the work plan - ACTS/03/2003

[A paper by ACTS Secretariat. Introduction by Mr Nick Summers and/or Mr Paul Hems] of ACTS’s sub-groups and proposals for a new Scientific and Technical advisory sub-committee. - ACTS/04/2003
[A paper by Ms Julia Soave. Introduction by Ms Julia Soave]

4 Proposals for European Week of Safety and Health 2003

on prevention of risks caused by dangerous substances - ACTS/09/2003 [A paper by Ms Julia Soave. Introduction by Ms Julia Soave]

5 ACTS Open Meeting - ACTS/06/2003

[A paper by ACTS Secretariat. Introduction by Mr Nick Summers]

6 The role of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs)

in setting performance standards for regulating health & safety in selected member states of the EU and the means and effectiveness of achieving compliance. [A presentation by Professor David Walters]

7 Progress with the Asthma Strategy - ACTS/05/2003

[A paper by Donald Adey. Introduction by Donald Adey]

8 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons – proposal for a MEL and a BMGV - ACTS/07/2003
[A paper by Mr Richard Pedersen. Introduction by Mr Richard Pedersen]

9 Subtilisins - proposal for a MEL - ACTS/08/2003

[A paper by Mr Richard Pedersen. Introduction by Mr Richard Pedersen]

10 The EU chemicals strategy - ACTS/10/2003

[A paper by Dr Peter Galsworthy. Introduction by Mr John Thompson] 11 Minutes of the 79th meeting of ACTS held on 21 November 2002 - ACTS/MIN/3/2003

[The agreement of the minutes of the ACTS meeting of 21 November 2002]

12 Matters arising and Secretary’s report - ACTS/11/2003

[To note matters arising from the 79th meeting of ACTS and progress] Information papers

13 Chemical Essentials:

joint HSE/ Environment Agency project to develop integrated health safety and environmental advice on working safely with chemicals - ACTS/12/2003

[A paper by Dr Chris Williams.]

14 Report from WATCH - ACTS/13/2003

[Report of the meeting held on 24 January 2003]

15 Current Developments - ACTS/14/2003

[To note matters of general interest in the area of toxic substances not covered elsewhere on the Agenda]

16 Publicity strategy for electronic COSHH Essentials - ACTS/15/2003

[A paper by Mr Peter Tanczos. To update members on HSE’s plans for promoting this tool throughout the coming year]
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