HSC Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances Agenda - ACTS/AG/2/2002 - Meeting 22nd July 2002
The 78th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances (ACTS) will be held on 22 and 23 July 2002 at the Albrighton Hall Hotel, Shrewsbury.
1 Introduction and apologies
[The Chair will open the meeting and present apologies for absent members]
2 HSE's Chemicals Strategy - ACTS/20/2002
[A paper by Mr John Thompson. Presentation by John Thompson]
A presentation on the thinking behind HSE's Chemical Strategy.
3 Future Work of ACTS Developing a Strategic 4 Year Plan: 2002 2006
[As initiated by the ACTS's Communication Working Group. A paper by ACTS Secretariat. Presentation by Chris Rowe]
4 Divide into 4 syndicate groups to discuss elements of the Future Work of ACTS
5 Syndicate groups report back on elements of Future Work of ACTS
Items: 3 - 5: ACTS considered and discussed issues that will inform the development of a strategic work plan that will bring about real improvements in the workplace arising from exposure to toxic substances. Secretariat were tasked to take away the syndicate and committee discussions, theme the ideas that have emerged and propose priorities for the new work plan.
6 Summary of Day 1
7 Introduction and resume
[The Chair will open the meeting and deliver a resume of the previous day]
8 Chemical Trends Forward Look for 2004 and beyond
[A paper by ACTS Secretariat. Presentation by Chris Rowe]
9 Divide into 4 syndicate groups to discuss elements of Chemical Trends Forward Look
[A paper initiating discussions amongst ACTS members which will seek to agree a framework for identifying information on future priorities for the regulation of toxic substances]
10 Syndicate groups report back on elements of Chemical Trends Forward Look
Items 8 - 10: ACTS used its expertise to try and identify emerging issues that will inform HSC's development of a Strategic Plan for 2004 and beyond, in relation to the regulation of toxic substances in the workplace.
11 Summary discussion of Chemical Strategy, Future Work of ACTS and Chemical Trends Forward Look
12 Individual Susceptibilities
[Presentation by Paul Oldershaw]
A presentation on Individual Susceptibilities, the starting point for which was an Institute of Environment and Health report on Variability and Susceptibility in Human Response to Occupational Exposure to Chemicals in the UK, commissioned by HSE.
13 Minutes of the 77th meeting of ACTS held on 14 March 2002
[The agreement of the minutes of the ACTS meeting of 14 March 2002]
ACTS agreed the minutes
14 Matters arising and Secretary's report
[To note matters arising from the 77th
meeting of ACTS and progress]
ACTS members noted the paper.
Below the line
15 Evolution of Occupational Exposure Limit Values in Europe
ACTS noted the paper.
16 Any other business
First published on the HSE website 1 July 2002; decisions added 26 September 2002