TITLE

Jail sentences and unlimited fines for flouting health and safety rules

AUTHOR(S)
Green, Chris
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
People Management;11/27/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 24, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 which received royal assent on October 16, 2008 in Great Britain. The Act means that anyone convicted of a safety offence could be imprisoned and not just fined, as in the past. However, the new legislation, which comes into force on January 16, 2008 applies only to offences committed after this date. Most offences, including those committed under sections 2-7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 or health and safety regulations, will carry possible prison sentences.
ACCESSION #
35766885

 

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