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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.