UK Companies Overwhelmingly Favor Retaining EU Health & Safety Regulatory Regime Post-Brexit, EEF Survey Says

UK Companies Overwhelmingly Favor Retaining EU Health & Safety Regulatory Regime Post-Brexit, EEF Survey Says

The EEF manufacturers’ organisation survey revealed that 97% of UK companies prefer avoiding an immediate post-Brexit divergence of the UK’s H&S regulatory regime from the EU; however, a slim majority of companies favor a review of the necessity of all current H&S regulations.

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Cross-Industry Group of UK Organisations Commits to Limiting Silica Exposure

Cross-Industry Group of UK Organisations Commits to Limiting Silica Exposure

On December 4, the UK Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) announced that a cross-industry group of organisations in the UK has committed to limiting employees' exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), which, according to IOSH, is responsible for nearly 800 deaths in the UK each year.

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Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research to Launch at University of Manchester

Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research to Launch at University of Manchester

On 29 November, representatives of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the University of Manchester announced their intent to launch the Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research, a world-class hub for health and safety learning, training and research as well as expertise in risk management and regulation.

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Leatherhead Food Research: EU Food Safety Law to Provide Framework for UK Regulations

Leatherhead Food Research: EU Food Safety Law to Provide Framework for UK Regulations

Leatherhead Food Research managing director Chris Wells has said that post-Brexit UK food safety law will likely import much of its framework from existing EU regulations. He also stated that increased border security could lead to shorter shelf-lives of UK food and beverage exports, making those industries less competitive in the European marketplace; Europe is the UK’s biggest export market for food and beverage products

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