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Health and Safety Executive
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) administers the UK Focal Point of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), supported by HSE Northern Ireland (HSENI), the social partners and others. HSE works with EU-OSHA and other EU Member States to facilitate sharing of best practice in OSH and to promote the European Campaigns.

HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. HSE is an independent regulator and acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

Great Britain has one of the best combined health and safety records in the world. The foundation of the current health and safety system was established by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. HSE's strategy recognises that the changing world presents new challenges, and sets out to address them.

Broadly, HSE enforces health and safety law in industrial workplaces and over 400 local authorities enforce in commercial workplaces. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) enforces the law in relation to railways. Further information can be found at Similar arrangements are in place for Northern Ireland.
Health and Safety Executive
Caxton House (7th Floor) Tothill StreetLondon
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