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

April to June 2024
Region: Europe

Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our quarterly 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 quarter’s edition include (among others):

  • Health and Safety Executive runs call for evidence on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams
  • Supreme Court confirms environmental impact assessments should consider downstream greenhouse gas emissions of projects
  • UK government publishes Sustainability Disclosure Requirements
  • Extended producer responsibility – Draft legislation and updates to guidance on packaging data and what to collect
  • Regulations on waste collections in force from end of June 2024
  • EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive formally adopted
  • Construction company fined £2,345,000 after worker drowned in river
  • Company and director sentenced following workers exposure to asbestos
  • Studies find most personal and protective equipment still fails basic safety and regulation criteria and does not fit women
  • British Safety Council publishes article, “What did the 2019-2024 Parliament mean for workers’ health, safety, and wellbeing?”
  • Indefinite extension of European Union conformity marking regime to Great Britain
  • Food Standards Agency identifies likely source of the E. coli outbreak
  • Office for Product Safety and Standards updates its enforcement policy
  • Automated Vehicles Act 2024 receives royal assent

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