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S5W-03915: Christine Grahame (Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 19 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-09882 by Michael Matheson on 23 October 2012, what legislation there is that protects construction workers from the health risks of crystalline silica dust.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 1 November 2016

Regulation of workplace health and safety is reserved to the UK Government who have responsibility for relevant legislation and statutory regulations.

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) addresses statutory duties in relation to crystalline silica dust.