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MSP proposes making Scottish company directors liable for "reckless or negligent" workplace deaths

Company directors in Scotland would be criminally liable for workplace deaths caused "recklessly" or through "gross negligence" under plans contained in a private members' bill which has been introduced to the Scottish parliament. 18 Dec 2014

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Health and safety watchdog's 'fee for intervention' scheme has been effective, according to new report

A controversial scheme through which the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can claim back the cost of inspections and enforcement action from businesses it finds to be in "material breach" of the law has been effective, according to a new report. 09 Sep 2014

HSE confirms approach to new construction site safety regulations

Changes to the regulations governing safety at construction sites are set to come into force in April 2015 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received "a good, if not unanimous, degree of support for most proposals". 05 Sep 2014