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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Friday, April 29, 2011

IOSH Director Speaks Out About Health and Safety News

Chief Executive of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Rob Strange, had this to say in a recent newspaper article:

"You wouldn’t know it from reading our newspapers but Britain has seen an 81 per cent fall in workplace deaths and a 72 per cent fall in other reported workplace injuries over the past 35 years. We benefit from having one of the best safety records in Europe. And it isn’t just workers that profit from this – savings to the economy and to society from lives saved, healthier workforces and better attendance records are substantial, with some large employers estimating their savings at millions of pounds. This success story, largely untold, is partly down to the unsung heroes of health and safety, those who work so the rest of us can go home unharmed at the end of the day. But theirs isn’t a sexy story. Done well, health and safety works silently, invisibly, to prevent the bad news story from happening. Good health and safety is not, by its very nature, news."

IOSH is basically the UK's version of OSHA.

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