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Proposals for amending the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002

Consultation ended 10 January 2003

INTRODUCTION

  1. This consultative document sets out the Health and Safety Commission's (HSC) proposals for Regulations to amend the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). The new Regulations will be known as the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (Amendment) Regulations 2003.
  2. The proposed Regulations have two purposes. These are:
    1. to implement part of the European Commission's Council Directive 1999/38/EC of 29 April 1999 amending for the second time Directive 90/394/EEC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens at work and extending it to mutagens, i.e. the 2 nd Amendment to the Carcinogens Directive (see Appendix 1); and
    2. to define explicitly 17 dioxins as carcinogens within the meaning of COSHH.
Updated 2009-05-28