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Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals

To improve workers' protection against cancer, the European Commission has proposed to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Read More

Road safety: ‘Europe’s roads are getting safer, but progress remains too slow’

The European Commission has released preliminary figures which say that, compared to previous years, fewer people lost their lives on EU roads in 2019. Read More

Improving health and safety at work: Council adopts conclusions

The European Council has adopted conclusions inviting the Commission to present a new EU strategic framework on occupational safety and health (OSH) at work for 2021-2027, and offering the Council’s input into that strategic framework. Read More

What is personal safety?

In the second of its series of blog posts, the Suzy Lamplugh Trust looks at the issue of personal safety in the workplace. Read More

Call for urgent action on vehicle safety standards

A coalition has called on government to pledge its support for plans to improve new vehicle safety standards. Read More

European Commission to improve EU health and safety

Approximately 160,000 Europeans die from illnesses related to their work every year. In response, the European Commission is taking action Read More

Frank Angear BSIF: The new PPE regulation

The final stages of agreeing the text for the revision of the PPE Directive, which originally came into force in Read More

Is it an accident waiting to happen?

In June, Seveso III comes into force. However, as Brian Lait argues, the aspiration of a ‘level playing field’ of Read More

Chemicals Stocktake: REACH update

The European Chemicals Agency is moving into gear with its preparations for the next and final registration deadline under REACH. Read More

What has happened to the new CDM Regulations?

The HSE anticipated publishing The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations by 5 October. Here we are in mid-October, however, Read More



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