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An injury that requires (or would usually require) the person to receive medical treatment within 48 hours of exposure to a substance
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An injury that requires (or would usually require) the person to receive medical treatment within 48 hours of exposure to a substance

For example, burns from skin exposure or inhalation of toxic chemicals that require medical treatment.

Medical treatment is considered to be treatment by a registered medical practitioner (eg a doctor).
 

 

Last updated 31 March 2016

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.