Scottish Employers Urged to Practice Better Workplace Safety in 2011

Employers in Glasgow, Scotland are being urged to start the New Year with a renewed emphasis when it comes to health and safety.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning that there is no room for complacency despite the total number of work-related fatalities across Britain being at a record low. (WCxKit)
According to figures released for 2009/10, there were fewer fatal injuries at work in Glasgow with five deaths in 2009/10 compared to 12 in 2008/9. There were 1,079 serious workplace injuries, down 78 from the previous year.
There were 2,625 serious workplace injuries recorded in Scotland last year compared to 2,759 in 2008/9 and 23 deaths – three fewer than the previous year.
Dr Paul Stollard, director for HSE in Scotland, noted. "The fall in numbers of workers killed or injured through their work is encouraging but we must also remember that each death results in a family missing a loved one this festive season. (WCxKit)
"Employers cannot get complacent; they must stay vigilant and learn the lessons from the past to ensure they protect their workers in the future. Putting in place simple, straightforward, health and safety measures can saves lives. It is not good for companies or their workers if they are off through an injury or ill-health."

Author Robert Elliott
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