Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act, 1989


28.—(1) The Minister may make regulations for or in relation to any of the matters set out in the Fourth Schedule to this Act and any other matter necessary to give effect to this Act.

(2) Regulations made under this Act may apply to all work activities or to particular work activities and may relate to one or more chemical, physical or biological agents.

(3) Before the Minister makes any regulations in exercise of any power conferred on him by this Act (other than as a result of a proposal made by the Authority under section 27 ) he shall consult the Authority.

(4) Where the Minister proposes to make regulations so as to give effect with modifications to any proposal made by the Authority under section 27 , he shall before making the regulations consult the Authority.

(5) Every regulation made by the Minister under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under it.

(6) The Minister may, by regulations made under this section, exempt from all or any of the provisions of the relevant statutory provisions any specified class of activity or any specified class of person or place of work on such conditions as may be prescribed, where he is satisfied that the application of such provisions is unnecessary or impracticable.