A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report announces that failures in guaranteeing health and safety at the workplace need to be corrected in Britain.
Chair of the HSE, Judith Hackitt, points out: "Every statistic represents an individual or a family which is now suffering as a result of health and safety failings at work. These statistics remind us yet again of the significant gains which are yet to be made in reducing the harm caused to people's health by work. We know what good practice looks like but there remain significant areas of poor practice which still result in serious harm to people at work."
Many employers still do not put emphasis on protecting their employees' health sufficiently and exercises on security at the workplace should be taken seriously by both, superiors and inferiors.
One important step, for example, is to appoint a safety officer even in small-seize offices who educate his colleagues on important security and health matters.
The debate on security at the workplace has been accelerated due to recently released figures documenting that the number of heavy injuries rose from 599 in the period between April 2008 and March 2009 to 640 in the same period in the following year.
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