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health and safetynoun [U]

us us  
the ​laws, ​rules, and ​principles that are ​intended to ​keeppeoplesafe from ​injury or ​disease at ​work and in ​publicplaces: Tonight's ​performance has had to be ​cancelled for ​health and ​safetyreasons.
(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]

uk   us   HR, LAW, WORKPLACE
a set of ​rules intended to ​protectpeople 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 ​issuesrelating to health and ​safety at ​work. After a ​series of health and ​safetyviolations, the ​hotel was ​shut down. health and ​safetyregulations/​laws/​legislation health and ​safetyissues/​concerns/​considerations health and ​safetyrequirements/​standards a health and ​safetyinspector/​officer/​official
(Definition of health and safety from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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