Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Biological Agents) Regulations 2010 come into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2010

The Regulations extend the duty on employers to reduce the risk to employees’ health that occurs from exposure to biological agents to the maritime sector. This completes implementation of the Directive on the introduction of measures to protect workers from risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (2000/54/EC). The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.