Monthly Archive: August 2013

RIDDOR changes spark row

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the construction trade union UCATT have slammed the proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), arguing that they will lead to a further downgrading in safety reporting. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 will apply from 1 October 2013....

New guidance – Tattooing and body piercing safety

Currently there are no national standards for tattooing and body piercing and there is a need to promote safety and consistency across the range of tattooing and body piercing practices, as health risks can arise from improper practice, particularly poor infection control practice. Such health risks include infections, such as the risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses like hepatitis B and C, and...