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Civil Servants (Workplaces)

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what assessments under Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations have been undertaken at all workplaces used by civil servants in his Department.

In keeping with the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations the Department has carried out a programme to identify the risks associated with all substances and processes which are found within its many workplaces. This has confirmed that the exposure to hazardous substances within the normal office environment is low enough not to represent a significant health risk. Where the hazard is greater steps have been taken to control the use of such substances or processes, or to eliminate their use.