Regulators, Legislation and Guidance

European [Great Britain] [Ireland]
[Other Nations]


Great Britain

Health and Safety Legislation

The occupational health and safety regulator in Great Britain is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Information about the legislation applying in Great Britain and guidance to help 'duty holders' comply with it can be found on the HSE web site. The links below lead to some of the most useful pages.

Land Use Planning Legislation

This is the responsibility of Local Authorities. HSE must be consulted about development proposals near 'Major Hazard' chemical sites and about proposals to establish new 'Major Hazard' chemical sites or expand existing 'Major Hazard' chemical sites. Similar requirements apply in respect of 'major accident hazard pipelines', explosives factories and major explosives storage sites.

Planning legislation relevant to these sites and pipelines is listed on the HSE web site.


Ireland

Health and Safety Legislation

The occupational health and safety regulator in Ireland is the Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
Information about the legislation applying in Ireland and guidance to help 'duty holders' comply with it can be found on the HSA web site. The links below lead to some of the most useful pages.

Land Use Planning Legislation

Other Nations
[Australia] [Canada] [Malaysia] [New Zealand] [Singapore] [USA]


Australia

Major Hazard Facilities

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Canada

Health and Safety Legislation

To come

Land Use Planning Legislation

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Malaysia

Health and Safety Legislation

The occupational health and safety regulator in Malaysia is the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)
Information about the legislation applying in Malaysia and guidance to help 'duty holders' comply with it can be found on the DOSH web site. The links below lead to some of the most useful pages.

Land Use Planning Legislation

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New Zealand

Health and Safety Legislation

The occupational health and safety regulator in New Zealand is WorkSafe New Zealand.
Information about the legislation applying in New Zealand can be found on the WorkSafe New Zealand web site.
The links below lead to some of the most useful pages.

Land Use Planning Legislation

There are no specific requirements for land use planning controls as part of the New Zealand Major Hazard Facilities Regulations and there are no plans to introduce them (as of May 2016). However, the regulations do place requirements on Major Hazard Facility operators and WorkSafe New Zealand to provide general information about Major Hazard Facilities to the local community and public. It is envisaged that this will allow those responsible for planning to have better regard to potential risks from major incidents in existing land use planning considerations.


Singapore

Health and Safety Legislation

The occupational health and safety regulator in Singapore is the Ministry of Manpower
Information about the legislation applying in Singapore can be found on the Ministry of Manpower web site.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) also have a role in the assessment of HSE and QRA submissions.
The links below lead to some of the most useful pages.


USA

OSH Act of 1970 An Act to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act; by assisting and encouraging the States in their efforts to assure safe and healthful working conditions; by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health; and for other purposes.

29 CFR PART 1910 Occupational Safety and Health Standards

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