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Q: state current relevant regulations and legislation relating to ppe
A: Legal duties and obligations around PPE The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 These regulations seeks to ensure that where the risks cannot be controlled by other means, [ Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is correctly selected and used. The Regulations do not apply where requirements are detailed in other regulations e.g. respirators in the Control of Substances
Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). To view the full text of the above legislation online, please follow the links under Legislation. In addition, a number of other regulations have specific requirements for the provision, maintenance and use of PPE including: Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 Construction (Head Protection) Regulations 1989 The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Under the general requirements of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employees cannot be charged or be expected to contribute for the provision or maintenance of PPE. ]
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The Current regulations and legislations: legal requirement in health and safety legislation for the provision and use of PPE where employees’ or others may be at risk.

• The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act,
• The Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations, 1998
• Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974
• The Management of Health and Safety at Work Act (amended 1994)
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 2002
• Food Safety Act, 1990
• Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) 1995
• The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991
• Health Protection Agency Bill 2004
• Other new/current legislation that affects infection control
• Hazardous waste regulations 2005
• The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulation (Department of Health,
1995)



Regulatory body standards
• NICE
• Universal precautions
• Other current Government and/or Health Department standards and guidelines
• Skills for Health Infection Control workplace competencies
• Other national standards and regulations that are current.

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"Cu311 the Principles of Infection Prevention and Control". Anti Essays. 9 Nov. 2013


APA Citation

Cu311 the Principles of Infection Prevention and Control. Anti Essays. Retrieved November 9, 2013, from the World Wide Web:
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