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The Olympic Safety Legacy Construction Regulations reviewed in light of London 2012

United Kingdom - October 8 2012 The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM) were highlighted for review in November 2011 in Professor Löfsted’s independent report on health and safety laws.

Jan Burgess.

Health & Safety Executive’s fee for intervention scheme comes into effect

United Kingdom - October 1 2012 From today (1 October 2012) the Health and Safety Executive’s Fee for Intervention scheme comes into force in the UK.

Jan Burgess.

EU Parliament Committee votes to amend European offshore safety regulation

European Union - September 21 2012 The European Parliamentary Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety convened on 19 September 2012 to consider amendments to the European Commission’s proposed regulation on the safety of offshore oil and gas prospection, exploration and production activities.

Jan Burgess.

Businesses to be exempt from health and safety inspections

United Kingdom - September 19 2012 Businesses that are classified as ‘low risk’ will become exempt from health and safety inspections from April 2013 under new proposals introduced by the UK Government.

Jan Burgess.

Petroleum operator successfully prosecuted over Montara platform blowout

Australia - September 17 2012 Thailand based petroleum operator PTTEP Australasia has been fined $510,000 (Australian dollars) in relation to the Montara wellhead platform blowout on 21 August 2009.

Jan Burgess.