The Work of the Health and Safety Commission and Executive: Fourth Report of Session 2003-04, Vol. 1: Report, Together with Formal Minutes

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Stationery Office, Jul 23, 2004 - Law - 110 pages
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In 2002-03, 226 workers died as a result of work-related accidents with 28,426 reported major injuries, including fractures, amputations, bone dislocations and spinal injuries. The Committee's report examines the work of the Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the effectiveness of current arrangements in helping to reduce work-related ill health and accidents and in promoting a high standard of health and safety at work. It also includes case studies of health and safety in the two problematic employment sectors, the construction industry, and in health and social care services. Issues discussed include: key challenges of regulation and control and in implementing change in organisational structures and in societal perceptions of risk and social justice; health and safety targets to reduce the number of working days lost from work-related ill health and accidents and to cut the incidence of fatal and major accidents at work; the legislative framework; devolution; inspection, enforcement and prosecution issues; provision of information and advice; work-related road safety; occupational health and support; and insurance aspects.

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