Safety clearance of wood preservatives in United Kingdom
J M Baker
In the United Kingdom the principal route of control of pesticides is through the Pesticides Safety Precautions Scheme (PSPS) which is a non-statutory scheme agreed between government ministries and departments (referred to as "Departments") and associations representing the pesticide industries. The scheme formally began in 1957 covering those pesticides and related substances used in agriculture, horticulture and food storage practice. Certain specialised applications such as forestry were also included but in general industrial and other non-agricultural fields of usage such as wood preservatives were not. Following a paper published in 1972 by the Department of the Environment (Pollution Paper No 3 ) on the non-agricultural uses of pesticides the government extended the range of the scheme to include wood preservation among certain other industrial applications.
Keywords: BACKLOG LIST; ENVIRONMENT; HEALTH & SAFETY; PSPS; REGULATIONS; SAFETY CLEARANCE; PRESERVATIVES; UK
Conference: 77-09-26/30 Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands