The rule of six and the workplace

16 September 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded employers that the Government’s new rule of six does not apply to the workplace.

Revised guidance on metalworking fluids

15 September 2020

The United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have jointly published a revised version of the UKLA Good Practice Guide for the Safe Handling and Disposal of Metalworking Fluids.

Poison Centres second amendment agreed

15 September 2020

The second amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures as regards information relating to emergency health response (otherwise known as Annex VIII of CLP) has been agreed at the European Parliament and Council.

IATA — dangerous goods video

15 September 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) have published a video of IATA’s Dave Brennan, Assistant Director giving an overview of the changes to the 2021 Dangerous Goods Regulations.

ADN regulations changes confirmed

15 September 2020

The 2021 amendments to the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (ADN) have now been finalised. The changes will take effect on the 1 January 2021.

Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

9 September 2020

Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.

Hazardous chemicals in consumer goods go untested

8 September 2020

A new study has found that while the UK has a set of legislation in place to ensure product safety, only half of councils tested consumer goods for hazardous chemicals between 2016–19 and 76% took no legal action following breaches.

Government revises approach to REACH post-Brexit

8 September 2020

The Government has issued new guidance on how UK companies should comply with EU REACH chemical regulations when using, making, selling or importing chemicals in the EU, and how to prepare for 1 January 2021.