frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment Safety and Health Law Procedure and Policy

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    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

    The updates covered in this month’s edition include (among others):

    • Cabinet Office has published its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan for England - and Scotland proposes a mandatory domestic vaccination certification scheme
    • Fine of £1 million for a chemical company for breach of control of the Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH)
    • Sentencing Council has opened a consultation on various amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines
    • HSE and the Department for Transport (DfT) have published updated guidance on work-related road risk for employers and workers
    • Engineering company is fined after a worker is diagnosed with occupational asthma and HSE announces an inspection programme for construction businesses
    • Two announcements issued on making green claims
    • Environment Agency (EA) has eased regulation on treating effluent discharges due to supply chain failures
    • House of Lords makes significant amendments to the Environment Bill
    • DEFRA consults on amending the Restrictions on Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) regime in line with the EU’s position on phthalates in medical devices and monitoring and control equipment
    • Record environmental £90 million fine for a “flagrant disregard” for the law calls for boards of directors to take note
    • European Commission consults on extended producer responsibility (EPR) in online sales
    • ECHA publishes a SCIP database of hazardous chemicals in products