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Document ID (ISN)31690
CIS number 79-1197
ISSN - Serial title Department of Employment Gazette
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mawer S.
Title Falling into the safety net.
Bibliographic information Mar. 1979, Vol.87, No.3. p.256-257.
Abstract This article, written by an official of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), reviews briefly the new occupations now covered by occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation in the United Kingdom since the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (CIS 74-2099) became effective. These "new entrants" include such diverse work activities as school administration and teaching personnel, fairground workers, hospital staff, window cleaners, refuse collectors, gravediggers, etc. who received little or no protection at work under previous OSH legislation. The article refers to 4 pilot studies on some of these newly-covered activities (water services, hospital services and educational establishments, with 2 smaller studies on workers employed in fairgrounds and licensed clubs) carried out by HSE, with considerations on the aspects of: relevance of usual OSH precautions in special situations such as research laboratories; degree of protection; aims of inspection and establishment of appropriate OSH standards in these new areas.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; educational institutions; labour inspection; water and sanitation services; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) window cleaning; research establishments; legislation; itinerant entertainment services
Document type -
Subject(s) Administration, legislation
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection
Water and sanitation services
Health care services
Teaching and educational institutions