LRD Booklets July 2006

Health and safety law 2006

Introduction (646 words)

Health and safety law has continued to evolve over the last year. Although there were fewer new regulations than in recent years, a number ...

1. The structure of health and safety law (5504 words)

* Gangmasters regulations came into force ...

2. The management of health and safety at work (2721 words)

* New regulations on civil liability ...

3. Safety reps and safety committees (3792 words)

* HSC launched a consultation on worker involvement ...

4. The workplace and the working environment (3469 words)

* Workplace smoking ban introduced in Scotland ...

5. Hazardous substances (5871 words)

* Amendments to the CHIP regulations on information and packaging ...

6. Equipment at work (3541 words)

* New guidance on personal protective equipment and the safe operation of vehicles ...

7. Physical hazards at work (6100 words)

* New noise regulations came into force ...

8. Hours of work (4433 words)

* Regulations amended with regard to unmeasured work ...

9. Occupational health, information and reporting (3109 words)

* HSC discussion of RIDDOR reporting arrangements ...

10. Stress, bullying and violence (3008 words)

* A new legal definition of sexual harassment ...

Further information (522 words)

All regulations made since 1987 can be downloaded from the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website. The OPSI, part of the cabinet office, ...