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    HSE to investigate health risks of tattoo inks after EU ban

    HSE is to carry out a review of the risk of certain substances in tattoo inks and explore the case for introducing restrictions following a new EU ban.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 January 2022

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    Cancer-causing substances: what will Brexit mean?

    UK businesses may have to continue to meet any future new European Union exposure limits for carcinogenic substances at work if they are to avoid compensation claims.

    By Professor Kevin Bampton on 07 April 2021

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    The challenges of regulation and its enforcement

    Any post-Brexit review of the UK’s health and safety laws must not result in a watering down of workers’ rights, argues Mike Robinson.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 23 March 2021

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    Government u-turns over post-Brexit plan to scrap rights

    The government’s review of workers’ rights has been scrapped in a rapid U-turn after the business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed plans had changed.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 February 2021

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    Brexit: we need to maintain our safety standards

    Following years of complex negotiations, a Trade and Cooperation Agreement has now been reached between the European Union (EU) and the UK, setting out the framework for future relations.

    By Peter McGettrick, British Safety Council on 11 February 2021


    Government signals move to longer working hours, warns Prospect chief

    The government is sending the wrong message about building back better for workers after admitting it will be examining EU-derived protections, Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect told a conference yesterday.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 21 January 2021


    PM ‘no excuses’ for failing workers now Brexit deal struck

    There can be no more excuses for inaction on issues such as working conditions and putting workers’ voices at the heart of industrial strategy, the GMB union has warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 January 2021

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    Responding to a risky world

    2020 has started with some big risks high up in the news. From fires in Australia as a harbinger of the climate’s power, to violence in the Middle East and, closer to home, the risks involved in leaving the EU, it is these large risks that tend to dominate our attention.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 14 February 2020

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    General election: what will the parties do for health and safety?

    On the 12 December this week, millions of people around the country will vote in the general election.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 December 2019

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    Living with the unpredictable

    Looking back to this time last year, my review of 2018 focused on Brexit, economic anxiety from the high street to high profile bankruptcies, changing risks and a welcome upsurge of discussion about mental health in the workplace.

    By Mike Robinson on 27 November 2019