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Changes aim for swifter justice over workplace deaths

United Kingdom - October 4 2011 More health and safety prosecutions will take place before Inquest after changes to a key agreement between those who investigate and prosecute work-related deaths in England and Wales came into effect.

Paul Marshall, Jan Burgess, Thomas Herd

Official figures show reduction in serious leaks and injuries on UK offshore platforms

United Kingdom - July 20 2011 Official figures released today by the Health and Safety Executive show that the number of hydrocarbon releases from installations on the UK Continental Shelf with the potential to cause a major incident has fallen.

Jan Burgess, Thomas Herd

Crown Prosecution Service charge company in second corporate manslaughter case

United Kingdom - July 15 2011 The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced that Lion Steel Equipment Ltd will be charged with corporate manslaughter under the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act (CMHA) 2007.

Jan Burgess, Thomas Herd

European Parliament’s Energy Committee promotes UK’s oil and gas health and safety regime

European Union - July 13 2011 The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) has voted in favour of a report on offshore oil and gas activities that aims to update safety rules and close loopholes in current legislation.

Jan Burgess, Thomas Herd

DECC publish guidance on managing security risks posed by contractors in the energy sector

United Kingdom - May 27 2011 The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), in conjunction with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and industry body, Oil & Gas UK, has published guidance on assessing and controlling the security risks posed by rogue employees and third party contractors working in the energy sector.

Jan Burgess, Thomas Herd