LRD Booklets July 2008

Health and safety law 2008

Introduction (549 words)

The new corporate manslaughter law (Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007) was the most significant change to health and safety law over the ...

1. The structure of health and safety law (4956 words)

u The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act came into force. ...

2. The management of health and safety at work (2818 words)

u HSE produced sample risk assessments. ...

3. Safety reps and safety committees (3103 words)

u Select committee supports extending safety reps’ rights. ...

4. The workplace and the working environment (3804 words)

u New coal regulations came into force. ...

5. Hazardous substances (4641 words)

u Revised workplace exposure limits. ...

6. Equipment at work (2971 words)

u Cases on work equipment and work at height. ...

7. Physical hazards at work (5161 words)

u Noise regulations extended. ...

8. Hours of work (4222 words)

u European Union revision of the Working Time Directive. ...

9. Occupational health, information and reporting (2670 words)

u Black Review of the health of the working age population. ...

10. Stress, bullying and violence (2578 words)

u New regulations to protect workers in Scotland from violence. ...

Further information (641 words)

All regulations made since 1987 can be downloaded from the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) website at: www.opsi.gov.uk, using the Statutory Instrument (SI) ...