Health and safety calendar – November 2005

United Kingdom

The health and safety calendar highlights key dates for proposed and existing legislation and policy and closing dates for consultation papers relating to major health and safety issues in the UK and EU.

It will provide a useful tool for health and safety managers tracking new legislation to control risks and improve performance through a health and safety management system such as OHSAS 18001.

Key developments this month

  • between 14th and 18th November, the European Parliament is to vote on a first reading of a proposal for a Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) expected
  • the Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) (Amendment) Regulations expected to be published on 25 November
  • 23 November is the last day for comment on a DTI consultation on the implementation in the UK of a Directive amending the Noise Directive (2000/14/EC)