Archive for June, 2014

Decision 2014/346/EU (OJ:L172/28/2014) on the position of the EU at the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference concerning amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention

This Decision establishes the position to be adopted by the EU at the 103rd session of the Special Tripartite Committee on Maritime Labour.
The adopted position relates to proposed amendments to the Convention concerning The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Union’s position on the…

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Deaths in the workplace down according to annual report

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published their Annual Report for 2013/2014. The HSE have continued this year to improve health and safety standards and drive behavioural change. Incidences of death, injury and ill health in the workplace are down according to statistics.

During 2013/2014 the HSE have secured 600 prosecutions with a 95% conviction rate. They have also served 3440 prohibition notices during this time.

Some of the key initiatives in the report include inspectors targeting high risk areas to develop new intervention strategies.

Not only have the HSE spent time improving other organisations, they have also looked internally and improved their own regulations. Making sure health and safety laws are more accessible and up to date, they have improved or removed over 80% of their regulations.

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Building Regulations (England) Approved Document 7: Materials and Workmanship

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Regulation (EU) 632/2014 (OJ:L175/1/2014) approving the active substance flubendiamide, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance flubendiamide in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
In doing so, it amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which contains the list of approved active substances, in order to add flubendiamide to that list.
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In…

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Regulation (EU) 496/2014 (OJ:L143/1/2014) approving the active substance acequinocyl, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance acequinocyl, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
In doing so, it amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which contains the list of approved active substances.
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In March 2003, an application was made to include…

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Regulation (EU) 504/2014 (OJ:L145/28/2014) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance plant oils/citronella oil

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances, by changing the conditions of approval of the active substance plant oils/citronella oil.
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The European Food Safety Authority presented its view on the draft review report for plant oils/citronella oil to…

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Regulation (EU) 629/2014 (OJ:L174/33/2014) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance methyl nonyl ketone

This Regulation amends Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances, as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance methyl nonyl ketone.
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Regulation (EU) 608/2012, amended Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance methyl…

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Regulation (EU) 462/2014 (OJ:L134/28/2014) approving the basic substance Equisetum arvense L., in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the basic substance Equisetum arvense L., in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011, as regards the list of approved active substances.
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In December 2011, an application was made for the approval of Equisetum…

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Regulation (EU) 571/2014 (OJ:L157/96/2014) approving the active substance ipconazole, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance ipconazole subject to certain conditions.
As a result, the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances, is being amended in order to include ipconazole in the list of approved active substances.
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Regulation (EU) 563/2014 (OJ:L156/5/2014) approving the basic substance chitosan hydrochloride in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the basic substance chitosan hydrocloride in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, on the placing of plant protection products on the market.
In doing so, it amends Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which contains the list of approved basic substances, in order to add chitosan hydrocloride to that list.
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In December…

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