Readers are requested to carry out their own due diligence within their own country.
If you work under UK Law, see the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website for more information and guidance. If you are elsewhere in the world, you need to investigate the appropriate authorities and local laws for this kind of information.
The UK is recognised as having excellent standards in Health and Safety. Great Britain has a long tradition with one of the best safety records in the world. This started with the Factory Act of 1802, followed by many further additions. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, provided the framework and underlying principles that still remain relevant today. Many countries around the world have modelled their Health and Safety Legislation on the UK's.
If your business produces risk then you are best placed to manage it. All employers should have a duty of care to their employees. They should provide a safe and comfortable environment in which to work in and to comply with the law of the country they trade in.
In the UK, The Corporate Manslaughter Act and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 became law in April 2008. These laws determine criminal liabilities of companies and the prosecution of individuals, where serious failures in the management of health and safety result in fatality.