health and safety - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of health and safety?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “health and safety” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More