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Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances

101st meeting on 13 November 2012, Commencing at 11.00 am (coffee available from 10.30 am) Finish 15.00 pm at the latest

Venue: Unite, Birmingham, Committee Room 2, 3rd floor

Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances Agenda ACTS/2012/A02
Meeting date: 13 November 2012 Open Govt. Status: Fully Open
Exemptions: None    
Item Description Paper No.
11.00 -11.10 Introduction and apologies - Jane Willis (chair)  
11.10 -12.30 Agreement of the minutes from the 100th meeting of ACTS Update on matters arising/current issues
Jane Willis/Kären Clayton
  1. Update on ACOP work 
  2. Update on occupational cancer paper following presentation to the HSE Board and proposed occupational health conference
  3. Diesel exhaust emissions, IARC classification & HSE Guidance on diesel exhaust emissions - HSG187
  4. Other business matters – LLHRD research proposals
  5. COPD and occupational asthma
  6. Update on ACOP work – COSHH/Legionella/Asbestos
  7. Air pollution in airports study
12.30 -13.00 Lunch  
13.00 -13.30 Presentation: Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive and Silica
Robin Foster
13.30 -14.00 Presentation: Silica and the work of the Construction Sector
Chris Lucas
14.00 -14.25 Presentation: Silica and HSE’s current research activity
Marjory Mitchell
14.25 -14.45 General discussion: Silica - What more can the Health and Safety Community do?   
14.45 -14.50 AOB  
14.50 -14.55 Next meeting of ACTS 23 May 2013 Usdaw, Manchester – proposals for meeting business?  
14.55 -15.00 Summary and close - Jane Willis  
Information papers/Below the line papers
Risk vs. Hazard HSE’s European approach ACTS/05/2012
Short report from WATCH meeting  20 June 2012 ACTS/06/2012
Overview of the Regulatory approach to the use of pesticides ACTS/07/2012
HSE Research proposal Low Toxicity Dusts ACTS/08/2012
HSE LLHRD Research proposals 2013/2015 ACTS/09/2012
Updated 2013-03-13