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European Health & Safety Legislation and British Occupational Safety Law

John Harris (Construction Industry, EC, Health and Safety, Legislation, Occupational Health, United Kingdom)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 May 1992



Aims to examine the impact of health and safety legislation emanating from the European Community and to analyse what effect, if any, it will have on British occupational health and safety law. An examination of the social action programmes shows that the pace of change has increased rapidly since the Single European Act was incorporated into the Treaty of Rome and became operative from July 1987. Because of rapid changes that are occurring on a broad front there was a need to be selective. Emphasizes to some extent, therefore, the construction industry because it would appear that European legislation is likely to have a major impact on British law and practice in this industry.



Harris, J. (1992), "European Health & Safety Legislation and British Occupational Safety Law", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 13 No. 5, pp. 2-76.




Copyright © 1992, MCB UP Limited

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