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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
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