Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations SI 2017/447

These Regulations came into force on 7 April 2017 and apply to England and Wales.
They set up a right of appeal to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) against a decision by the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) to revise or not to revise a code designated for the purposes…

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order SI 2017/469

This Order comes fully into force on 8 May 2017 and applies to England and Wales.
It uses powers conferred on the Secretary of State under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, in order to:

transfer the fire and rescue functions, property, rights and liabilities of the Greater Manchester…

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Water Industry Designated Codes (Appeals to the Competition and Markets Authority) Regulations SI 2017/447

These Regulations came into force on 7 April 2017 and apply to England and Wales.
They set up a right of appeal to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) against a decision by the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) to revise or not to revise a code designated for the purposes…

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Deregulation Act 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Order SI 2017/273

This Order applies to England only and brought the following sections of the Deregulation Act 2015 into force on 10 March 2017:

section 73, on motor racing on public roads: general;
section 74, on motor racing: road closures; and
section 75, on motor racing: consequential amendments.

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Regulation (EU) 542/2017 (OJ:L78/1/2017) amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures by adding an Annex on harmonised information relating to emergency health response

The Regulation amends the Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 which deals with the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, also known as the CLP Regulation. The amendment applies from 1 January 2020.
Scope
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HSE publish a new business plan focusing on cyber risk, REACH and blue tape

The new business plan published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines the future budget expectations for the 2017-2018 period and sets out the key elements of the HSE's strategy Helping Great Britain work well.

The priorities set out for the coming year focus on:

  • establishment and delivery of a comprehensive three-year Health and Work programme that aims to reduce work-related stress, musculoskeletal disorders and occupational lung disease;
  • new approaches to risk profiling of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to target certain groups that need the improvement the most;
  • improve how the HSE shares learning and influence dutyholders to amplify the impact of their interventions and enforcement action;
  • improve the timeliness of decisions on applications for authorisation of biocides and pesticides;
  • provide support to UK-based companies, (SMEs in particular), with Directive 2006/121 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) 2018 registration responsibilities;
  • start digitising the provision of the services provided by the HSE, starting with radiological protection registration and licensing as well as asbestos licensing.

The HSE also emphasises on the continuous development of its “usual” duties, which include:

  • engage and collaborate with organisations and individuals to improve work-related health and safety;
  • campaign to achieve improvements in safety awareness and act on the key issues;
  • provide guidance and support through support materials that are easily accessible and tailored to the circumstances for the users;
  • develop science and evidence to support the regulatory activities, provide access to specialist facilities and research to improve health and safety performance.

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Regulation (EU) 542/2017 (OJ:L78/1/2017) amending Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures by adding an Annex on harmonised information relating to emergency health response

The Regulation amends the Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 which deals with the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, also known as the CLP Regulation. The amendment applies from 1 January 2020.
Scope
The amendments made by this Regulation inserts an Annex 8 to the CLP Regulation, which sets out harmonised information relating to…

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White Paper on the Future of Europe

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White Paper on the Future of Europe

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Leading businesses pledge to prevent occupational cancer

IOSH's high profile “No Time to Lose” campaign which seeks to tackle work-related cancers, has now managed to attract pledges of support from 100 leading organisations.

Launched back in November 2014, the campaign aims to get carcinogenic exposure issues more widely understood and help businesses take action. So far it has worked to:

  • raise awareness of a significant health issue facing workers in the UK and internationally;
  • suggest some solutions on a UK scale to tackle the problem – a national model that can be transposed internationally; and
  • offer free practical, original materials to businesses to help them deliver effective prevention programmes.

IOSH Executive Director of Policy, Shelley Frost, commented: “It's estimated that cancer related to work causes about 666,000 deaths a year worldwide, and the biggest killer is asbestos. So it's good timing, during Global Asbestos Awareness Week this week, that we can announce our 100th pledger for No Time to Lose. Through the efforts of these outstanding businesses, almost half-a-million employees are now aware of carcinogens such as asbestos, diesel fumes, silica dust and solar radiation. It's fantastic to see support for our campaign growing day by day, but there's still more that needs to be done. Next year we'll be launching free resources to help businesses worldwide raise awareness of, and manage, the risks of exposure to asbestos. We believe by working together, we can beat occupational cancer.”

Companies who have pledged their support to the campaign include, VS Rail, National Federation of Roofing Contractors, McLaren Construction Ltd, Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd and Mapeley Estates Limited.

IOSH President Graham Parker, who is Head of Health and Safety at Mapeley Estates Limited, added: “Occupational cancer is preventable and it's excellent to see so many companies pledging to demonstrate their commitment. Mapeley Estates Limited is proud to support No Time to Lose, which has helped us to develop management controls and systems.”

More information on IOSH's No Time to Lose Campaign, can be found on their dedicated website, www.notimetolose.co.uk.

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