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COSHH

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Human Resource Management.

(control of substances hazardous to health) (in occupational health) legislation and resulting regulations concerning the duties and responsibilities of employers and employees to ensure...

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crime investigation other than by police

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Investigation and prosecution of crime is not only undertaken by the police. In theory, any individual citizen has the power to investigate crime and initiate a private prosecution. In the...

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hazardous substance

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Any substance that, because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics, has the potential to cause a physical or health hazard. Also known as...

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inspectors, workplace

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

There is no inspectorate in any of the United Kingdom jurisdictions with general responsibility for monitoring and enforcing compliance with employment rights and obligations. Workplace...

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noise at work

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is a major workplace hazard that can result in hearing loss and premature deafness. In the UK, the Noise at Work Regulations 1989 apply and require the monitoring of noise levels and the...

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Reporting of Injuries, Diseases, and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Human Resource Management.

(RIDDOR)

These regulations came into force in 1995. They give effect to European legislation in the UK and require employers to report injuries, illnesses, and dangerous...

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safety

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

Safety first used to advise caution.

there is safety in numbers proverbial saying, late 17th century; perhaps ultimately with biblical allusion to Proverbs 11:14, ‘In the multitude...

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working conditions

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The conditions under which employees have to work. This includes matters such as permitted breaks, the state of heating, lighting, and ventilation of workplaces, the safety and comfort of...

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