Chapter 3. Health and Safety at Work

  1. Joan Lewis MCIPD, Dip Law, MA and
  2. Greta Thornbory TD MSc (OH), RGN, SCPHN (OH), DipN OH, PGCEA, CMIOSH

Published Online: 15 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320480.ch3

Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lewis, J. and Thornbory TD, G. (2010) Health and Safety at Work, in Employment Law and Occupational Health: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320480.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197830

Online ISBN: 9781444320480

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Keywords:

  • health and safety at work;
  • health and safety legislation - preventing, or reducing risk of, foreseeable accidents and health problems at work;
  • practical advice about good practice - Health and Safety Executive (HSE);
  • Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969;
  • HASWA, MHSWR and COSHH regulations;
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) - framework of regulations, controlling health and safety at work;
  • health and safety surveillance - defined by relevant regulations;
  • employer's health and safety obligations - a checklist;
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 SI 2677 (COSHH) regulations;
  • occupational health and health surveillance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Employment law perspectives

  • Occupational health perspectives

  • Summary

  • References