LRD Booklets August 2007

Health and safety Law 2007

Introduction (511 words)

Important new health and safety regulations have been introduced over the last year, notably on smoking, fire safety, asbestos and chemicals. ...

1. The structure of health and safety law (4996 words)

* Enforcement activity fell again. ...

2. The management of health and safety at work (2808 words)

* Tribunal cases on prevention and risk assessment for pregnant workers. ...

3. Safety reps and safety committees (3222 words)

* HSC decided not to extend safety reps powers. ...

4. The workplace and the working environment (3861 words)

* Smoking ban introduced in most workplaces in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. ...

5. Hazardous substances (4552 words)

* Asbestos regulations came into force. ...

6. Equipment at work (3132 words)

* HSE clarification on eye tests. ...

7. Physical hazards at work (5589 words)

* The new Fire Safety Order came into force. ...

8. Hours of work (4185 words)

* The government announced increased leave entitlement. ...

9. Occupational health, information and reporting (3004 words)

* HSC decided against changing RIDDOR reporting arrangements. ...

10. Stress, bullying and violence (2486 words)

* Important cases on stress and bullying. ...

Further information (736 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, ...