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Outdoor Excavations (Airborne Asbestos)

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General what criteria are used to define reasonably practical levels of airborne asbestos in the guidelines relating to outdoor excavations.

The criteria for occupational exposure are set out in Health and Safety Executive guidance notes EHIO and EH40. I have placed copies of these in the Library.The lowest reasonably practicable level will vary according to the circumstances of each case.