DEADLINES SET FOR NEW U.K. OFFSHORE SAFETY RULES

New U.K. offshore safety regulations-inspired by Lord Cullen's 1990 report spawned by the 1987 Piper Alpha platform accident-will take effect May 31, 1993, for new installations. The U.K. Health & Safety Executive (HSE) said its proposed regulations, required for operators or owners to gain HSE approval for each fixed or mobile installation, was put before Parliament Nov. 27. That gives opposition parties 40 days to call for debate and possible amendment before the proposals become law.

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