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The hourly rate which organisations found to be in material breach of health and safety laws must pay to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for its time has increased from £129 to £154 per hour, with effect from 6 April 2019. 09 Apr 2019
The Hong Kong government is proposing to hike the penalties imposed for violations of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) laws in a bid to improve standards and bring the jurisdiction in line with its international peers. 18 Mar 2019
The criminal law imposes duties on both employers and suppliers to ensure that products provided for use at work are safe and free from risk. Failure to discharge these duties exposes businesses to the prospect of investigation by the regulators.
Almost two years ago a new guideline for the sentencing of health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences (the Definitive Guideline) was published which came into force on 1 February 2016, for offences sentenced...
This guide is based on UK law as at 1st February 2010, unless otherwise stated.
The UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is toughening up the protections it will require for workers exposed to steel welding fume "with immediate effect". 20 Feb 2019
The labour department of Hong Kong (LD) has begun publishing the names and details of building contractors convicted of health and safety offences. 20 Dec 2018