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

February 2022

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):

  • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) successfully prosecutes six COVID-19 offences
  • Draft Online Safety Bill amended to create new communications offences
  • National Highways will not face a corporate manslaughter charge over M1 “smart motorway” death
  • Company fined £1.5 million following death of electrician who fell from a crane platform
  • The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) Publishes Enforcement Data
  • Case against the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is dismissed – FSA is authority on whether meat is “fit for human consumption”
  • Report on the safe use of driverless automated vehicles published by the Law Commission
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report
  • Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issues guidance on mandatory climate-related financial disclosures
  • Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) published its formal complaints procedure and extends remit to Northern Ireland
  • United Nations negotiators have agreed a roadmap for a global plastic treaty
  • European Commission presents controversial rules on the sustainability of nuclear and gas
  • European Commission to request standards for plastic recycling and recycled plastics
  • European Commission proposes rules on supply chain due diligence