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Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Repealed version for 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017 (accessed 17 September 2019 at 18:40)
Schedule 10
Schedule 10 Prohibited carcinogens, restricted carcinogens and restricted hazardous chemicals
(Clauses 340 and 380–384)
Note.
 The prohibition of the use of carcinogens listed in table 10.1, column 2 and the restriction of the use of carcinogens listed in table 10.2, column 2 apply to the pure substance and where the substance is present in a mixture at a concentration greater than 0.1%, unless otherwise specified.
Table 10.1 Prohibited carcinogens
Column 1
Column 2
Item
Prohibited carcinogen [CAS number]
1
2-Acetylaminofluorene [53-96-3]
2
Aflatoxins
3
4-Aminodiphenyl [92-67-1]
4
Benzidine [92-87-5] and its salts (including benzidine dihydrochloride [531-85-1])
5
bis(Chloromethyl) ether [542-88-1]
6
Chloromethyl methyl ether [107-30-2] (technical grade which contains bis(chloromethyl) ether)
7
4-Dimethylaminoazobenzene [60-11-7] (Dimethyl Yellow)
8
2-Naphthylamine [91-59-8] and its salts
9
4-Nitrodiphenyl [92-93-3]
Table 10.2 Restricted carcinogens
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Item
Restricted carcinogen [CAS Number]
Restricted use
1
Acrylonitrile [107-13-1]
All
2
Benzene [71-43-2]
All uses involving benzene as a feedstock containing more than 50% of benzene by volume
Genuine research or analysis
3
Cyclophosphamide [50-18-0]
When used in preparation for therapeutic use in hospitals and oncological treatment facilities, and in manufacturing operations
Genuine research or analysis
4
3,3’-Dichlorobenzidine [91-94-1] and its salts (including 3,3’-Dichlorobenzidine dihydrochloride [612-83-9])
All
5
Diethyl sulfate [64-67-5]
All
6
Dimethyl sulfate [77-78-1]
All
7
Ethylene dibromide [106-93-4]
When used as a fumigant
Genuine research or analysis
8
4,4’-Methylene bis(2-chloroaniline) [101-14-4] MOCA
All
9
3-Propiolactone [57-57-8] (Beta-propiolactone)
All
10
o-Toluidine [95-53-4] and o-Toluidine hydrochloride [636-21-5]
All
11
Vinyl chloride monomer [75-01-4]
All
Table 10.3 Restricted hazardous chemicals
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Item
Restricted hazardous chemical
Restricted use
1
Antimony and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as antimony
2
Arsenic and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as arsenic
For spray painting
3
Benzene (benzol), if the substance contains more than 1% by volume
For spray painting
4
Beryllium and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as beryllium
5
Cadmium and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as cadmium
6
Carbon disulphide (carbon bisulphide)
For spray painting
7
Chromate
For wet abrasive blasting
8
Chromium and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.5% (except as specified for wet blasting) as chromium
9
Cobalt and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as cobalt
10
Free silica (crystalline silicon dioxide)
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 1%
11
Lead and compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as lead or which would expose the operator to levels in excess of those set in the regulations covering lead
12
Lead carbonate
For spray painting
13
Methanol (methyl alcohol), if the substance contains more than 1% by volume
For spray painting
14
Nickel and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as nickel
15
Nitrates
For wet abrasive blasting
16
Nitrites
For wet abrasive blasting
17
Radioactive substance of any kind where the level of radiation exceeds 1 Bq/g
For abrasive blasting, so far as is reasonably practicable
18
Tetrachloroethane
For spray painting
19
Tetrachloromethane (carbon tetrachloride)
For spray painting
20
Tin and its compounds
For abrasive blasting at a concentration of greater than 0.1% as tin
21
Tributyl tin
For spray painting
Note.
 Clause 382 deals with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).