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A place where workers are engaged in making something. The legal definition under the UK Factories Acts has varied since the first Act of 1803. Currently, it is a place where 10 or more workers are employed, using machinery. Factories Acts in the United Kingdom and similar legislation in other countries aim mainly to ensure that working conditions are safe, noxious and toxic processes are under control, and environments are unharmed. Violations are common and difficult to control.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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