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The implications of leaving the EU on health and safety in Britain

19-02-2017

Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, workplace health and safety regulations have steadily developed into the set of laws, regulations and standards we have today.

Furthermore, many of the regulations and standards British companies have to adhere to have come from Eu…

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How does H&S legislation compare across Europe?

03-03-2016

Despite the European Union having a solid framework covering health and safety regulations at work, actual legislation and how it is enforced varies significantly between European countries.

Various bodies and people are held accountable differently in different countries, and some might appear t…

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How would the EU Referendum affect the safety of British business?

02-11-2015

Photo shows the flag of the European UnionBy the end of 2017, the UK will decide either to remain a member of the European Union (EU) or to leave it and either of these results will have a huge impact on the safety of British businesses. Depending on your political opinion, the EU are either a gateway to a greater international voice or an …

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Resources: Healthy Workplaces Magazine

24-10-2011

This Magazine is part of the resources produced to support the European Campaign on Safe Maintenance. The articles in the Magazine demonstrate the wide range of maintenance related issues that have an impact on maintenance safety and more generally on safety and health at work. These include, am…

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Healthy Workplaces European Campaign on Safe Maintenance

24-10-2011

During 2010-2011, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is helping promote safe and healthy workplaces by encouraging an integrated and structured approach to maintenance.

Maintenance is a process that affects every area of safety and health. Poor standards and a failure to keep working environm…

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Proposals on Revised Control of Asbestos Regulations

27-09-2011

This consultation sets out the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) proposals to introduce revised Control of Asbestos Regulations to implement the changes required to comply with the European Commission's reasoned opinion on the UK Government's transposition of Directive 83/477/EEC as amended by 200…

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Proposals on Revised Control of Asbestos Regulations

06-09-2011

This consultation sets out HSE's proposals to introduce revised Control of Asbestos Regulations to implement the changes required to comply with the European Commission's reasoned opinion on the UK Government's transposition of Directive 83/477/EEC as amended by 2003/18/EC on the protection of worke…

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OiRA - Online interactive Risk Assessment project

06-09-2011

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) will launch OiRA at the XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Istanbul between 11 and 15 September 2011.

The OiRA project is a multinational, collaborative endeavour to develop easy-to-use and cost-free web tools aimed at mic…

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Health and Safety News - 8 December 2010

08-12-2010

HSE Myth of the Month

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have been running the 'Myth of the Month' for four years to highlight and put right common misconceptions about health and safety and the role of the HSE. This feature is now coming to an end - the HSE have released a final myth of the mont…

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Global working at height news

26-11-2010

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium - New Zealand

Three workers from England and one from Scotland each held the highest level three certification in their trade, meaning they were experts in the climbing, lifting and rescue techniques. They went to Dunedin, New Zealand to work for Avalon, a subcontracto…

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