HC Deb 06 March 1998 vol 307 cc794-5W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will provide comprehensive advice on the potential dangers of exposure to organophosphate users and on appropriate protective equipment when using organophosphate products. [31993]

Mr. Ingram

The risks associated with the use of organophosphoros (OP) compounds are well known. Advice on measures which users can take to reduce risk, including advice on personal protective equipment, was issued on 25 July 1997 in a document entitled "Warning on Sheep Dipping". A booklet and video produced by The Health and Safety Executive containing comprehensive advice on this subject are available through the Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland and the Health and Safety Division and the Employment Medical Advisory Service of the Department of Economic Development.

The Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland is currently making arrangements for an updated booklet to be issued shortly.