- 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 safetyThere 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.
* * *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.»
The HSE advises the government on issues relating to health and safety at work.»
After a series of health and safety violations, the hotel was shut down.»
health and safety regulations/laws/legislation»
health and safety issues/concerns/considerations»
health and safety requirements/standards»
a health and safety inspector/officer/official
Financial and business terms. 2012.