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Disease brief - asbestos prosecutions

United Kingdom - July 4 2011 Exposing employees and others to asbestos is increasingly leading to individuals and companies facing criminal proceedings, with some cases resulting in terms of imprisonment.

Increases in health and safety fines – implications for companies and insurers

United Kingdom - January 14 2011 Fines for criminal offences such as breaches of health and safety law cannot be indemnified by insurance and must be paid by the company.

Lord Young - common sense? “Common sense, common safety” – a report by Lord Young of Graffham

United Kingdom - January 13 2011 Lord Young's Report into health and safety was published on 15 October 2010.

Richard Crockford, David Wright

Bribery Act 2010

United Kingdom - January 13 2011 The Bribery Act 2010 comes into force in April 2011.

Richard Crockford, David Wright

Veolia EX (UK) Ltd - roadside litter picking

United Kingdom - January 13 2011 Veolia EX (UK) Ltd were ordered to pay £225,000 in October 2010 following the death of a worker in a vehicle collision.

Richard Crockford, David Wright