Meaning of “health and safety” in the English Dictionary

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"health and safety" in British English

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(Definition of “health and safety” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"health and safety" in Business English

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health and safetynoun [ U ]


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.

(Definition of “health and safety” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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