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The Importance of Adhering to Fire Regulations in the Workplace

May 9, 2013

As an owner, landlord or manager of a public building you have a legal obligation to protect everyone within your property from the threat of fire. The mass of exacting laws and regulations, however, can be confusing (and expensive) for businesses and this can lead to owners not realising the importance of the legislation and […]

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Looking abroad – How is work safety regulated in the United States?

March 28, 2013

Guest post regarding regulation of work safety in the United States. In the United States, every law and regulation that is mandated for the workplace falls under the Department of Labor’s (DOL) jurisdiction, or one of its sub-agencies. The Department of Labor handles everything from wages and pensions, to the health and safety of workers […]

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The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 – an introduction

January 21, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive’s website regularly releases details of cases that it has recently successfully prosecuted. Recent examples include: Chester landlady prosecuted after ignoring gas safety warnings North-East hospital NHS Trust found guilty after exposing contractors to asbestos Injury to factory employee results in Bolton fabric firm being taken to court Unregistered gas fitter […]

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Staying Safe on the Job

January 7, 2013

Safety is something that should be taken seriously by every employer, but unfortunately, there are some industries that are well-known for having a lot of safety issues. For example, the construction industry is considered to be the most dangerous industry in the country, and 721 workers died while on the job in 2011. Whether you […]

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