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health and safety

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Employment
health and safetyˌhealth and ˈsafety noun [uncountable]  BEan area of government and law concerned with people’s health and safety, especially at work health and safety regulations
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health and safetyTrade unionists' advice and explanations concerning such issues as health and safety are invaluable in this context.In the developed world we need to crack down hard on workplaces that break health and safety regulations.An investigation has been launched by health and safety officials.We note, however, that this figure is extremely high, considering the amounts spent in other health and safety areas.The few exceptions involved such activities as language teaching and protection of rights, health and safety.You can be involved at every level, from Board level to issues relating to health and safety for employees.Although regulations relating to health and safety have a long history, the sweep and scope of the new powers are unprecedented.Evidence of direct concern is the voluntary contributions people make to research organizations concerned with health and safety.
From Longman Business Dictionaryhealth and safetyˌhealth and ˈsafety noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the activity of protecting employees from illness or injury at workIn the construction industry, health and safety is of considerable importance.It is a well-run center that meets health and safety standards.There are government organizations which are responsible for making sure that health and safety laws are obeyed, for example the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the US and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in countries which are part of the European Union. Some jobs involve occupational hazards (=risks that exist in particular jobs) and some workers, especially in the building industry, are paid danger money when they are doing a particularly dangerous job.
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