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English definition of “health and safety”

health and safety

noun [U]     HR, LAW, WORKPLACE
a set of rules intended to protect people from illness or injury caused by their work : Big supermarkets need to have strict guidelines on health and safety .health and safety of sb The health and safety of staff is an important consideration in bans on mobile-phone use in hospital wards . The HSE advises the government on issues relating to health and safety at work . After a series of health and safety violations , the hotel was shut down. health and safety regulations / laws / legislation health and safety issues / concerns / considerations health and safety requirements / standards a health and safety inspector / officer / official
(Definition of health and safety noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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