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24Sep92 UK: BLOCK MANUFACTURERS WIN REPRIEVE ON NEW SAFETY LAWS.

Block manufacturers have won a temporary reprieve in their bid to resist new safety laws aimed at making their products lighter.A representative from the material producers will sit in at a full meeting of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) next month where draft regulations on manual handling will be drawn up.CONIAC members want to see heavy building blocks limited to no more than 20 kg to prevent workers from straining their backs.But the move is being strongly ...

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