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Government committment

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is contributing to cross-government work being coordinated by the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) to prepare the United Kingdom (UK) for exit from the European Union (EU). This includes work to support the Government's commitment to protect workers' rights as the UK leaves the EU by ensuring that health and safety regulation continues to provide a high level of protection in the workplace.

HSE is also contributing to joint-work in other shared areas. This includes work on chemicals regulation with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and on workplace product safety with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

HSE is working to help with the government's preparations for both Day One and the longer term, subject to the outcome of the negotiations with the EU. We will aim to publish further details on the role of health and safety when possible.

In the meantime, further information on EU exit is available on the website of the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Updated: 2018-11-16