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Brexit: health and safety industry reacts

In one of the final sessions of Safety & Health Expo yesterday, Kizzy Augustin, senior associate at Pinsent Masons LLP, Read More

EU referendum and the impact to health and safety

By Jerry Hill, Head of Consultancy Support – Safety, Health and Environment at NatWest Mentor On the 23 June the Read More

Travel to and from work counts as working time – ECJ ruling

Time taken to travel to and from work for non-office based employees will now be considered ‘working time’, the European Read More

Working Time Directive: Time for change?

The European Commission’s decision to review the Working Time Directive (WTD) has to be seen as a timely and welcome Read More

Supreme Court dismisses offshore working-time appeal

A long-running legal dispute on offshore working hours and leave entitlement has ended with the Supreme Court ruling against the oil and gas workers who brought the case. Read More

Industrial accidents more likely among night-shift workers

People on night shifts are three times more likely to suffer a work-related accident, and twice as likely to have a car accident on the way home from work, compared with their daytime colleagues. Read More

Misgivings voiced over medics’ shift-work patterns

Junior doctors are working irregular shift patterns, which, although they may be compliant with the European Working Time Directive, could be putting both the doctors' and their patients' health at risk. Read More

MEPs back action to harmonise fines for road-transport offenders

MEPs have adopted a resolution calling for efforts to harmonise the level of fines across EU countries in relation to lorry drivers who commit working time-related road safety infringements. Read More

Sick-leave rules “hampering” small firms

New rules on long-term sick leave are affecting the way most small businesses employ new staff, according to the results of a poll by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).<br> Read More

HSE accused of being asleep on shift-work risks

A leading academic has warned that the health and safety of the UK'sestimated 3.5 million shift-workers is being put at risk because theHSE undertakes no routine inspections during atypical working hours.<br> Read More

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