Rethinking the reusable

20 December 2021

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, efforts to reduce our reliance on disposable packaging have stalled. However, a new wave of trials are beginning to re-energise the plastic-free movement. Laura King investigates.

Reporting incidents for passenger vehicle operators

20 December 2021

In April 2021 the DVSA revised the procedures for operators to report relevant incidents as required by s.20 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (PPVA) but many bus and coach operators remain unaware of these changes and the requirement to make a report. Here Andrew Woolfall, of Backhouse Jones Solicitors, looks at the increased reporting requirements and the implications of not meeting them.

Chemical database

17 December 2021

The Croner-i chemicals database contains over 110,000 chemicals records which are collated into single, comprehensive reference chemical charts. It is continually reviewed and frequently updated.

Ventilation in the workplace during winter

17 December 2021

One of the major tools you can use to combat Covid transmission is ventilation in the workplace. Unfortunately, during the winter months, opening windows and doors can have a detrimental effect on working conditions. Working in a cold environment can feel unpleasant and distracting. If your workplace is too cold, it can also pose health risks.

GHS Revision 9 changes

17 December 2021

In this feature article, Caroline Raine discusses the changes being brought into the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 9. The UN GHS Purple Book is updated every two years and the nineth revised edition of GHS (GHS Rev. 9) was published earlier in 2021.

Materials shortages and construction contracts

16 December 2021

Shortages of materials, supply chain problems and a lack of skilled workers are causing acute problems in the construction industry. Roland Finch looks at what has caused the current situation and steps that might be taken to resolve it.

Covid-19 — some legal points to remember

15 December 2021

Employers must pay close attention to changing government rules designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 at work and elsewhere, says Anna Fletcher.