Health and Safety at Work Act


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Health and Safety at Work Act

Legislation in the United Kingdom, passed in 1974, that established duties for employers, employees and others to create a safe work environment. The Act contains a number of provisions and obligations. For example, employers are required to provide information and instruction to promote safety, and employees are required to cooperate with employers on these matters.
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Question 3: Should operating theatre staff be protected from the hazards of surgical smoke under the Health and Safety at Work Act?
The prosecution was brought by the Health and Safety Executive and the firm admitted breaching the Health and Safety At Work Act by failing to ensure the safety of an employee.
He is charged under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 with failing to discharge his duty properly when killing stray sheep with a .22 rifle.
The measures are part of a 44-point action plan announced by Mr Prescott - the biggest shake-up in health and safety since the milestone-making Health and Safety At Work Act was introduced in 1974.
Greengrocer chain Joe Richards Ltd, based in Bull Yard, Coventry, was accused by Coventry City Council of four breaches on May 26 last year of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
The prosecution was brought by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council under the Health and Safety at Work Act following the accident in December 1996.
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