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Health and Safety Executive

The HSE’s work covers a varied range of activities; from shaping and reviewing regulations, producing research and statistics and enforcing the law. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

 

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is committed to making Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work. We promote a culture of risk prevention to improve working conditions in Europe. EU-OSHA raises awareness and disseminates information on the importance of workers’ health and safety for European social and economic stability and growth. The agency designs and develops hands-on instruments for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to help them assess their workplace risks, share knowledge and good practices on safety and health within their reach and beyond.

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Occupational Safety & Health Administration

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor. The administrator for OSHA is the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA’s administrator answers to the Secretary of Labor, who is a member of the cabinet of the President of the United States.

 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the U.S. federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations to prevent worker injury and illness. NIOSH produces new scientific knowledge and provides practical solutions vital to reducing risks of injury and death in traditional industries, such as agriculture, construction, and mining. NIOSH also supports research to predict, prevent, and address emerging problems that arise from dramatic changes in the 21st Century workplace and workforce.

 

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Established in 1978, CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs. A not-for-profit federal department corporation, CCOHS is governed by a tripartite Council – representing government, employers and labour – to ensure a balanced, approach to workplace health and safety issues. CCOHS offers a range of workplace health and safety services to help your organization raise awareness, assess risks, implement prevention programs, and improve health, safety and well-being.

 

Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

Contains information published by EU-OSHA: Copyright 1998-2015 European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Contains information published by U.S. Department of Labor and available in the public domain.

Contains information published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and available in the public domain.

Contains information published by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

PPE is not affiliated with HSE, OSHA, NIOSH or CCOHS.

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