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Work-related ill-health and injury statistics published

Work-related ill-health and injury statistics published

Figures published by the HSE on 23 November show that the number of workers in Great Britain with a work-related illness is an estimated 1.8 million. Approximately half of the…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risks and Health
  • #COVID-19
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Deadline for UKCA mark has been extended

Deadline for UKCA mark has been extended

As the deadline for when businesses need to use the UKCA mark has been extended, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has updated a number of its guidance…

  • Energy
  • Energy Production
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Guidelines for workers with health conditions

Guidelines for workers with health conditions

The Health and Safety Executive has issued guidelines to help disabled workers and workers with long-term health conditions succeed at work. The guidance states what employers can do to support…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risks and Health
  • #health conditions
  • #occupational health
  • #UK
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Information Security: Electronic Communications Regulation and a proposed Telecommunications Security Code of Practice

Information Security: Electronic Communications Regulation and a proposed Telecommunications Security Code of Practice

The government has introduced new telecoms security legislation in Parliament, along with a draft code of practice. The Electronic Communications (Security Measures) Regulations 2022 which are published on 5 September 2022,…

  • Energy
  • UK
  • #security
  • #Telecommunications
  • #UK
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Autumn legislative programme published

Autumn legislative programme published in Republic of Ireland

The Autumn legislative programme was published by the Government Chief Whip Jack Chambers TD on 14 September 2022. It contains 38 bills for publication and priority drafting by Ministers in the…

  • Environment
  • Ireland
  • Transport
  • #Ireland
  • #Renewable Transport
  • #Scotland
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EPA Announces Increased Enforcement for Clean Air Act Violations by Operators of Stationary Engines

HSE: Protect Workers from Fatal Lung Disease

HSE is inspecting industrial facilities that employ silica-containing products. Silica is a naturally occurring material that may be found in most stone, rocks, sand, and clay. Respirable crystalline silica (RCS)…

  • EU
  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risks and Health
  • UK
  • #health and safety
  • #occupational disease
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HSE: Protect Workers from Fatal Lung Disease

Circular Economy Act signed into law

The Circular Economy and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2022 builds on the Government’s commitment to achieving a circular economy, as set out in the 2020 Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy…

  • Environment
  • Waste Management
  • #Ireland
  • #recycling
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Fire safety in construction

Fire safety in construction

HSE has published a revised version of publication Fire safety in construction (HSG168), which applies to the UK. It aims to help companies achieve good fire safety management and compliance with…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risks and Health
  • UK
  • #fire safety
  • #occupational health
  • #UK
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Isle of Man introduces powers to limit people’s exposure to asbestos

Isle of Man introduces powers to limit people’s exposure to asbestos

Legal powers to limit people’s exposure to asbestos in their place of work will come into effect in the Isle of Man on 1 August 2022. The Control of Asbestos (Application)…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risks and Health
  • UK
  • #occupational health
  • #UK
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Mesothelioma statistics issued for Great Britain

Mesothelioma statistics issued for Great Britain

The HSE has published the annual figures for Mesothelioma. The figures show that 2,544 people died from the disease in 2020. This is in line with the average of 2,523…

  • Health and Working Conditions
  • Risks and Health
  • UK
  • #occupational health
  • #UK
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