Appendix 1 - Statutory regulations and controls

  • Legal Controls on the use, handling and storage of certain chemical or hazardous substances are given by:

    1. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974;*
    2. The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations
    3. Poisons Act 1972;***
    4. The Poisons Rules 1982 (SI 1982/218);***
    5. The Poisons (amendment) Rules 1989 (SI 1989/112);***
    6. The Poisons List Order 1986 (SI 1986/9);***
    7. The Personal Protective Equipment (EC Directive) Regulations
    8. The Chemical (Hazards Information and Packaging) Regulations
    9. Occupational Exposure Limits EH40/** (** = year);***
    10. Approved Codes of Practice issued under Section 16 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974;***
    11. The Pressure Systems and Transportable Gas Containers Regulations
    12. The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations
    13. The Control of Asbestos in the Air Regulations
    14. Control of Lead at Work Regulations
    15. Control of Pesticides Regulations
    16. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
    17. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations

    (Whilst every effort is made to include appropriate information on statutory regulations and controls, this list may not however be comprehensive. Checks should be made to ascertain if there are any further amendments or additions)

    Library references

    * Indicates Individual reference in Library stock 
    ** Indicates Contained in Library stock within The Encyclopaedia of Health & Safety at Work (ref 344.0465 enc) 
    *** Indicates Individual Reference in the Safety Office