“European laws protecting the health and safety of workers are being applied correctly in the UK, European judges ruled today.”
The Times, 14th June 2007
Trussing chickens is not manual handling
Hughes v. Grampian Country Food Group Ltd.
Court of Sesssion, Inner House
“A process worker trussing chicken carcasses was not performing a manual handling operation for the purposes of the Manual Handling Operations Regulations (SI 1992 No 2793).”
The Times, 4th June 2007
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“Orchestras may be asked to rehearse and even to perform more quietly under new health and safety regulations.”
The Times, 1st June 2007
“Convictions of companies for construction site deaths have fallen by 75 per cent, although the number of building workers being killed has risen, according to a study for Ucatt, the construction union.”
The Times, 27th April 2007
“Confectionery giant Cadbury is to be prosecuted for producing and selling ‘unsafe’ chocolate contaminated with salmonella and unfit for human consumption last year, it was confirmed yesterday.”
The Guardian, 24th April 2007
Rice and another v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and another
“The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry as statutory successor to the obligations of the National Dock Labour Board owed a common law duty of care to dock workers who had contracted asbestos related illnesses from unloading cargoes of asbestos.”
WLR Daily, 4th April 2007
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