Health & Safety Statistics: 2007/2008
Health & Safety Stats 2007/2008 | Work Related Injuries & Fatalities
| Work related Ill Health & Diseases
The health and safety statistics for the UK in 2007/2008 have recently been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
They reveal a reduction in the numbers of people killed, injured or made ill by work during 2007/08.
Judith Hackitt, Chair of the HSE, says:-
“Any improvement in the number of people being injured or made ill by work must be welcomed. However, there is a need for a step change. Of particular concern are the agriculture, construction and waste and recycling industries. I am also concerned that slips and trips – which can have an enormous impact on peoples’ lives – are still not reducing. HSE is developing a new strategy that seeks to renew commitment from all those involved in health and safety to tackle these challenges and more.
“In the difficult and uncertain months ahead I urge employers not to take their eyes off the ball. Good business management will be vital and good health and safety management is an integral part of that. Health and safety contributes positively to competitiveness and should not be sacrificed in times of financial pressure.”
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