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Legislation to speed up and modernise Scottish fatal accident inquiries due "in this parliament", says MacAskill

Legislation to modernise and reform the fatal accident inquiry (FAI) process in Scotland will be introduced "within the lifetime of this parliament", the Scottish justice secretary, Kenny MacAskill, has said. 04 Jul 2014

HSE to target "poor working conditions" at UK construction sites with unannounced inspections

Risks to the health of workers on building sites caused by poor working conditions, such as the risks of exposure to noise or vibration, are being targeted by the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as part of a new campaign. 27 Jun 2014

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ITH Pharma baby feed contamination case points to need for careful supply chain management, says expert

A recent medical contamination case that has resulted in the death of one newborn baby and affected 17 others is a saddening reminder of the need for manufacturers and distributors to have careful supply chain management practices in place, an expert has said.... 06 Jun 2014

Tip-off based health and safety inspections of UK businesses on the rise, says expert

Directors of UK businesses that have cut back on health and safety measures due to cost-cutting are risking prosecution, an expert has said, following a reported rise in the number of regulatory inspections that came as a result of tip-offs. 22 May 2014

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