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    Stop the deregulation drive: sensible health, safety and environmental protections are a force for good

    The UK has been a global leader when it comes to many social and environmental protections.

    By Emma Rose, Unchecked UK on 16 July 2023

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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 13 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 on 16 March 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 on 01 February 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 on 03 February 2020

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    Ensuring consistent standards

    For over a century, British Standards Institution (BSI) has championed the values of transparency, collaboration and trust across borders through the adoption of best practice. The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union undoubtedly reinforces the importance of such shared values, and their ability to ease potential barriers to trade.

    By British Standards Institution on 01 March 2019

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    Fighting for a health and safety level playing field

    I am a lifelong trade unionist. At the heart of trade unionism lies negotiating deals with employers and sometimes governments. The beauty of it is that you can create a deal that benefits everyone – workers and employers. It’s messy, it’s complicated but there’s something in it for everybody.

    By Luca Visentini on 01 March 2019

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    Be very careful not to lose what works

    While the UK’s current reputation abroad is far from its zenith, it’s good to know that, by and large, our safety performance remains the envy of the world.

    By Paul Reeves CFIOSH on 01 March 2019

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    Preserving the values of a robust system

    With the date for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU looming, future relations remain to be agreed; but as matters currently stand, what can we say about the likely effect of departure on health and safety law in the UK?

    By Laura Cameron on 01 March 2019

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    Not the time for complacency

    Brexit could be an opportunity to toughen up on CE marking compliance writes Neil Hewitt, Arco

    By Neil Hewitt on 01 March 2019