health and safety

health and safety
health and safety ˌhealth and ˈsafety noun [uncountable]
HUMAN RESOURCES the activity of protecting employees from illness or injury at work:

• In the construction industry, health and safety is of considerable importance.

• It is a well-run center that meets health and safety standards.

word focus - health and safety
There are government organizations which are responsible for making sure that health and safety laws are obeyed, for example the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA) in the US and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in countries which are part of the European Union. Some jobs involve occupational hazards (= risks that exist in particular jobs ) and some workers, especially in the building industry, are paid danger money when they are doing a particularly dangerous job.

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health and safety UK US noun [U] HR, LAW, WORKPLACE
a set of rules intended to protect people from illness or injury caused by their work: »

Big supermarkets need to have strict guidelines on health and safety.

health and safety of sb »

The health and safety of staff is an important consideration in bans on mobile-phone use in hospital wards.

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The HSE advises the government on issues relating to health and safety at work.

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After a series of health and safety violations, the hotel was shut down.

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health and safety regulations/laws/legislation

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health and safety issues/concerns/considerations

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health and safety requirements/standards

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a health and safety inspector/officer/official


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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