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Court Summary - at a glance
- Accurately label the bottles used to contain acrylic liquid on the site;
- Obtain safety data sheets for the substance or the equivalent level of information;
- Obtaining the substance from a supplier who provided information on its properties and risks.
The defendant used the product over a 7 month period, exposing members of the public and workers to the health risks of MMA. Some of the MMA product had been decanted into a container that stated it contained “No MMA” which meant workers had no way of knowing the product contained MMA.
The defendant was charged with; two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, one breach of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and one breach of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996.
Sections 36(1)(a), 49(1) and 2(c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
Sections 15 and 50(1)(a) of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992
Sections 109(1)(e)(i) and 114(1) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996