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UK workplaces "safer than ever before", says government, as figures show 84% of rules have been improved

The majority of UK health and safety rules will have been simplified by the time the current parliamentary session ends in May, "without compromising health and protection for workers", according to the government. 20 Jan 2015

Corporate manslaughter prosecutions "gathering momentum", says expert, as kayak firm convicted

The successful prosecution of a firm for corporate manslaughter following the death of a worker who had become trapped in an industrial oven demonstrates the need for firms to ensure that health and safety risks are properly managed, an expert has said. 13 Jan 2015

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Health and Safety Executive publishes draft guidance as new construction site safety regulations published

Draft guidance on the legal requirements of the new Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations will enable those involved in the commissioning, design or delivery of construction projects to prepare for the new regime, an expert has said. 12 Jan 2015

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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