European Parliament moves to act on EDCs

25 April 2019

The European Parliament has moved to act on endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by adopting a non-binding resolution asking the European Commission to ensure a higher level of protection by making a legislative proposal on the matter no later than June 2020.

EAC inquiry into toxic chemicals: latest developments

25 April 2019

Earlier this year, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) launched an inquiry into the impact of toxic chemicals in everyday life on human health and the environment and is inviting stakeholders to submit written evidence.

Warning on food hygiene rating scam

24 April 2019

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a warning to businesses about a food hygiene rating scam apparently operating in England and Wales.

New campaign highlights the impacts of falls

24 April 2019

A new hard-hitting campaign highlighting the long-term, life-changing impacts that falls can have on family and friends has been launched by the Ladder Association and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

New COSHH guidance documents published

24 April 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance documents on the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) relating to woodworking. The new sheets set out what to do to reduce exposure to substances such as wood dust to an adequate level and protect workers health.

Groundworks suppliers under investigation

24 April 2019

Three major suppliers of groundworks products to the construction industry are being investigated for allegedly participating in a price-fixing cartel.

Funding for fully accessible toilets

23 April 2019

The Department for Transport has invited motorway service stations to apply for a share of £2 million in funding for fully accessible toilets. The DfT is working closely with Muscular Dystrophy UK to award the money in the form of grants for the installation of Changing Places toilets.