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Call for Government to halt deregulation of health and safety after Grenfell Tower fire

Leading safety bodies and Health and Safety practitioners, in light of recent Grenfell Tower fire, committed to a joint call on the UK Government to halt deregulation of health and safety legislation.

More than 700 organisations, including The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), Trades Union Congress (TUC), with many senior Health and Safety professionals, have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May to change the Government's approach to safety and health regulation and “think again”.

The pressure group expressed concerns over axing the health and safety law by the Government, which would put at risk residents, members of the public, emergency services as well as the businesses. In the letter, they expressed “We believe it is totally unacceptable for residents, members of the public and our emergency services to be exposed to this level of preventable risk in modern-day Britain”.

The letter states, that “Arbitrary rules were imposed to establish deregulation of health and safety, such as a requirement to abolish two health and safety regulations (and more recently, three) for any one new adopted”.

Therefore, there is a urgent need to deliver effective health and safety legislation and fire risk management to prevent such disasters taking place in the future.

The letter also urges the UK Government to prioritise the completion of the review of part B of the Building Regulations SI 2010/2214, which cover fire safety of buildings in England, to include improvement of safety in the forthcoming parliament.

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Call for Government to halt deregulation of health and safety after Grenfell Tower fire

Leading safety bodies and Health and Safety practitioners, in light of recent Grenfell Tower fire, committed to a joint call on the UK Government to halt deregulation of health and safety legislation.

More than 700 organisations, including The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), Trades Union Congress (TUC), with many senior Health and Safety professionals, have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May to change the Government's approach to safety and health regulation and “think again”.

The pressure group expressed concerns over axing the health and safety law by the Government, which would put at risk residents, members of the public, emergency services as well as the businesses. In the letter, they expressed “We believe it is totally unacceptable for residents, members of the public and our emergency services to be exposed to this level of preventable risk in modern-day Britain”.

The letter states, that “Arbitrary rules were imposed to establish deregulation of health and safety, such as a requirement to abolish two health and safety regulations (and more recently, three) for any one new adopted”.

Therefore, there is a urgent need to deliver effective health and safety legislation and fire risk management to prevent such disasters taking place in the future.

The letter also urges the UK Government to prioritise the completion of the review of part B of the Building Regulations SI 2010/2214, which cover fire safety of buildings in England, to include improvement of safety in the forthcoming parliament.

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Regulation (EU) 781/2017 (OJ:L118/1/2017) withdrawing the approval of the active substance methyl nonyl ketone, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation withdraws the approval of the active substance methyl nonyl ketone and amends Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances, as a result of that withdrawal.
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methyl nonyl ketone was added to a list of approved active substances on condition that…

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Regulation (EU) 855/2017 (OJ:L128/855/2017) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance diflubenzuron

This Regulation amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance diflubenzuron.
Legislative background
The active substance diflubenzuron was included in Annex 1 to Directive 91/414/EEC, on the placing of plant protection products on the market. Since the replacement of Directive 91/414/EEC by…

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Regulation (EU) 753/2017 (OJ:L113/24/2017) renewing the approval of the active substance cyhalofop-butyl in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation renews the approval of the active substance cyhalofop-butyl, and amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances.
The approval for cyhalofop-butyl had an expiry date of 30 June 2017. An application for the renewal of the approval of cyhalofop-butyl was…

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Regulation (EU) 843/2017 (OJ:L125/21/2017) approving the active substance Beauveria bassiana strain NPP111B005, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation approves the active substance Beauveria bassiana strain NPP111B005, and amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances.
The amendment adds Beauveria bassiana strain NPP111B005 to the list of substances approved under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, subject to conditions.
The approval expires…

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Regulation (EU) 856/2017 (OJ:L128/14/2017) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance fluroxypyr

This Regulation amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance fluroxypyr.
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After further research, in order to ensure a high level of protection for consumers it is appropriate to establish a maximum level for impurity in this commercially manufactured active…

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Regulation (EU) 842/2017 (OJ:L125/16/2017) renewing the approval of the low-risk active substance Coniothyrium minitans strain CON/M/91-08 in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation renews the approval of the low-risk active substance Coniothyrium minitans strain CON/M/91-08, and amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances.
The approval for Coniothyrium minitans strain CON/M/91-08 had an expiry date of 31 October 2017. An application for…

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Regulation (EU) 755/2017 (OJ:L113/35/2017) renewing the approval of the active substance mesosulfuron in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011

This Regulation renews the approval of the active substance mesosulfuron, and amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 540/2011, which implements Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 as regards the list of approved active substances.
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Regulation (EU) 999/2017 (OJ:L150/7/2017) amending Annex 14 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

This Regulation makes amendments to Annex 14 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). Annex 14 sets out the list of substances that are subject to authorisation. 
The list is updated by adding the following substances:

1-Bromopropane (n-propyl bromide);
Diisopentylphtalate;
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7 rich;
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl…

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