Archive for March, 2018

Regulation (EU) 184/2018 (OJ:L34/10/2018) amending Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the extension of the approval periods of the active substances FEN 560 (also called fenugreek or fenugreek seed powder) and sulfuryl fluoride

This Regulation amends the approval periods of the active substances FEN 560 (also called fenugreek or fenugreek seed powder) and sulfuryl fluoride listed in the Annex to the Regulation (EU) 540/2011, implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 in order to extend their approval periods.
Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 540/2011 implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009…

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Directive 2017/2398/EU (OJ:L345/87/2017) amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work

This Directive amends Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work, in order to amend the limit values for occupational exposure.
Directive 2004/37/EC aims to protect workers against risks to their health and safety from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens…

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Regulation (EU) 291/2018 (OJ:L55/30/2018) amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance bifenthrin

This Regulation amends the conditions of approval of the active substance bifenthrin, listed in the Annex to the Regulation (EU) 540/2011, implementing Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, in order to further restrict the conditions of use of bifenthrin and to only authorise applications in greenhouses with a permanent structure.
Revocations and amendments
This Regulation amends:

Regulation (EU) 540/2011…

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Fine issued for unlicensed asbestos work

R. F. Gardiner Limited, a construction company, has been fined £28,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,148.80 after pleading guilty to breaching the Control of Asbestos Regulations SI 2012/632.

In October 2016, the company was carrying out refurbishment works in a primary school in Dursley when it removed asbestos in an unsafe manner. Furthermore, the company was not licensed to work with asbestos. As a result, those working for R. F. Gardiner Limited were exposed to high levels of asbestos fibres in the air as no water suppression was used. In addition, the workers had not been face-fit tested for the masks they were wearing.

To add to the list of concerns, an enclosure under negative pressure was not established to contain the asbestos fibres released and workers had no way of decontaminating on-site when the work was completed.

A subsequent investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) discovered that the work was poorly planned, meaning unsafe work was carried out.

Following the hearing at Cheltenham Magistrates Court, HSE inspector James Lucas said: “The company in this case should have ensured appropriate measures were identified during the planning process to include the engagement of a licensed asbestos contractor to carry out correct control measures and safe working practices for the removal of the asbestos. Companies should be aware that HSE will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action against those that fall below the required standards”.

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ISO 45001 standard published

The long-awaited ISO 45001 standard has been published on the ISO site and is available for purchase.

The publishing of the standard marks the beginning of the migration period from OH SAS 18001 to the ISO replacement. Organisations that hold OHSAS 18001 have three years to comply with the new standard.

According to the ISO website, the “intended outcomes of an OH&S management system include:

  • continual improvement of OH&S performance;
  • fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements;
  • achievement of OH&S objectives.”

David Smith, Chair of project committee ISO/PC 283 that developed ISO 45001, stated: “It is hoped that ISO 45001 will lead to a major transformation in workplace practices and reduce the tragic toll of work-related accidents and illnesses across the globe.” The new standard will help organisations provide a safe and healthy work environment for workers and visitors by requiring continual improvement of OH and S performance.

Smith added: “World standards writers have come together to provide a framework for a safer workplace for all, whatever sector you work in and wherever you work in the world.”

More than 70 countries were directly involved in the creation of this important document, developed by ISO/PC 283, Occupational health and safety management systems, with the British Standards Institution (BSI) serving as the committee secretariat.

The International Labour Organisation calculated that there are approximately 2.78 million fatal accidents in the workplace every year. This is in addition to the 374 million non-fatal accidents and illnesses occurring from the workplace or work-related activities. Such statistics only serve as a strong reminder as to why health and safety at work is so important, and why it should be considered an integral part of any organisation.

To purchase the ISO 45001 document, visit the ISO store.

Cedrec ISO 45001 event

If you’d like to know more about the new standard, Cedrec are hosting a series of events across the country in April:

Gateshead – Thought Foundation – 23 April 2018

London – The Law Society – 24 April 2018

Birmingham – Fazeley Studios – 25 April 2018

Manchester – Mechanics Institute – 26 April 2018

We’ll look at the key changes, requirements and legal compliance, and we’ll also have BSI on hand to talk about how they plan to audit ISO 45001.

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Community Drivers’ Hours Offences (Enforcement) Regulations SI 2018/24

These Regulations came into force on 31 January 2018 and apply to England, Wales and Scotland.
They broaden the methods of enforcement available for certain Community drivers’ hours offences committed within 28 days prior to detection, by enabling roadside enforcement officers to issue on-the-spot penalties as an alternative to court proceedings.
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Scotland Act 2016 and Onshore Petroleum (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Model Clauses) Regulations SI 2018/56

These Regulations came into force on 9 February 2018 and apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They make amendments and modifications to the existing regime for the licensing of petroleum under the relevant provisions of the Scotland Act 2016, which devolves legislative competence to the Scottish Parliament and transfer certain…

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Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations SI 2018/242

These Regulations came into force on 6 April 2018 and apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They make miscellaneous amendments to various pieces of legislation, all of which implement the Maritime Labour Convention.
The Maritime Labour Convention sets out minimum standards for living and working conditions for seafarers.
Revocations and amendments
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Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committees on Pesticides) Order SI 2015/978

This Order came fully into force on 28 March 2015 and applies to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It abolishes the Advisory Committee on Pesticides and the Advisory Committee on Pesticides for Northern Ireland established under the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985. It also makes revocations associated with the…

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Scotland Act 2016 and Onshore Petroleum (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Model Clauses) Regulations SI 2018/56

These Regulations came into force on 9 February 2018 and apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They make amendments and modifications to the existing regime for the licensing of petroleum under the relevant provisions of the Scotland Act 2016, which devolves legislative competence to the Scottish Parliament and transfer certain…

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