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EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-2019 (Days 1 & 2)

UPDATE : UK Government fact sheets are here.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (EUW Bill – UK law) will repeal the instrument that puts EU law into UK domestic law (the UK European Communities Act 1972) and create a new class of UK domestic law termed ‘ 332 more words

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CJEU ruling on worker rest periods (EU)

On the 9th November (today), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled on the REQUEST for a preliminary ruling submitted by the Portuguese Tribunal da Relação do Porto (Court of Appeal, Oporto) on whether the minimum uninterrupted weekly rest period of 24 hours to which a worker is entitled (in the European Working Time Directive) must be provided no later than the day following a period of six consecutive working days. 230 more words

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SAIF's Farm Safety Seminars Under Way

SAIF, Oregon’s state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company, has begun a presenting a series of agriculture safety webinars across the state. They began Oct. 31 and will continue into March 2018 in 16 cities – the off season for Oregon’s agriculture sector, which makes it easier for workers and employers to attend, according to SAIF, which has presented these free, half-day seminars for more than 20 years. 12 more words

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CJEU ruling on breastfeeding mothers risk assessment (EU)

On 19th October the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled on a REQUEST for a preliminary ruling under European Union treaty law made by the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Galicia (High Court of Justice of Galicia, Spain). 342 more words

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Workshop on Occupational Health & Safety ACC Chanda, Maharashtra on 4th & 5th October 2017

The Workshop on “Occupational Health & Safety” in Cement Sector was organised at ACC Chanda, Maharashtra on 4th & 5th October 2017. There were 43 participants from the Cement Unions of Rajasthan. 302 more words

Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Provisions and Policies in Nepal: A Brief Review in Retrospect

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Introduction

As per International Labour Organization (ILO) estimation, 2.3 million people die every year from work-related accidents and diseases globally. More than 160 million people suffer from occupational and work-related diseases, and there are 313 million non-fatal accidents per year. 1,384 more words

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Nepal National Building Code (NBC: 1994): Construction Safety and Fire Safety related provisions for Workers’ Health & Safety

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Until the 1988 (2045 BS) Udayapur Earthquake in Nepal, we did not have any regulation or good practice document in place to guide earthquake safe construction in the country, although the disaster pointed us in the right direction. 988 more words

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