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The first international standard for occupational health and safety management has been published, in an effort to address the global need to improve the health and safety of workers.
Updated to include information on HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd, concerning an appeal against a prohibition notice.
Enhanced to include information on ionising radiation.
A new international standard for occupational safety and health, ISO 45001, is set to be published next year. In advance of a roundtable discussion about the standard at November's Institution of Occupational Safety and Health conference, Marcus Boocock looks at how organisations can get ready for the standard.
Vicarious liability, where employers may be liable to pay damages for an employee's or others' actions, can result in high levels of compensation. Akshay Choudhry, an associate at independent law firm Burges Salmon, considers recent cases and how employers can manage this risk.
Three in four recruiters have stated that attracting candidates of sufficient quality is their main concern, according to survey results released today (18 September).
The High Court has held that an employer is vicariously liable for 126 alleged sexual assaults that took place during medical examinations carried out at the request of the employer.
Updated to include a reference to the Sentencing Council's consultation on draft guidelines for manslaughter sentencing.
In Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets plc  IRLR 362 SC, the Supreme Court held that the employer was vicariously liable for a violent assault by one of its employees, ruling that the "close connection" test was satisfied.
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