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Quiet electric vehicles must make engine noise to protect pedestrians

Manufacturers of electric vehicles inside the European Union must now fit sound generators to alert other road users and vulnerable pedestrians, under an EU regulation that came into force today (1 July).

Government proposes banning old tyres on HGVs and passenger-carrying vehicles

The UK government is consulting on whether to ban tyres of more than ten years old on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses. 

HSE announces new chief executive

Sarah Albon, inspector general and chief executive of the Insolvency Service, has been announced as the new chief executive of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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REACH: the clock is ticking

In the first of two articles on the EU’s overarching chemicals licensing regulation, we consider the impact of the upcoming registration deadline. 

Table Talk: ISO 45001 management standard

To coincide with the launch of the new international standard, we gather four experts to discuss the differences between it and the outgoing standard BS OHSAS 18001. 

Learning from: quality managers

In our series on what OSH professionals can learn from other professions, we look at those who are responsible for minimising defects and ensuring improvement. 

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