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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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More people sick in E. coli outbreak

03-06-2011

An outbreak of E. coli linked to contaminated vegetables has caused at least 18 deaths and now hundreds of infections in Germany, Sweden and other countries.

It is believed to have spread through Europe from tainted salad vegetables, with contamination suspected to have occurred at some point during…

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Workplace violence and harassment on the increase in Europe

02-02-2011

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has reported that third party violence and harassment affect from 5% to 20% of European workers.

Its recent workplace survey shows that 40% of European managers are concerned by workplace violence and harassment, but only around 25% have im…

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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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