HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 cc459-60W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action is being taken by the Health and Safety Commission to ensure the speeding up of the publication of Technical Data Note 2, based on a list of threshold limit values, published in the United States of America, in order to ensure that undue delay between the publication of the two documents is reduced.

Mr. John Grant

I am advised by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that plans are well advanced for publication of a further edition of Technical Data No. 2, which will include a revised introduction stressing the need for carefully handling all chemical substances. The interval between publication of the technical data notes and receipt of the list of threshold limit values from the American Conference of Governmental Hygienists will be kept to the minimum, consistent with adequate checking of the documentation associated with the list. Consideration has also to be given to those substances where we differ from the American standard and this also is dealt with in the introduction.

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