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The Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work Act, etc. 1974 (HSE, 1974), commonly referred

to as the HSWA, provides the basis for British health and safety law. This

chapter presents an outline of key aspects of the Act and in so doing provides

an insight into:

• The enabling framework of the Act that supports the implementation of

European health and safety Directives.