West Yorkshire Workers to Have Hazard Health Check
Republished with permission from ReduceYourWorkersComp.com
More than 500 businesses in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield (Great Britain) will be the focus of an intensive two-week safety push when the Health and Safety Executive joins forces with local councils to carry out a hazard health check. (WCxKit)
Twenty-four workers were fatally injured at work and 2,840 received major injuries in the Yorkshire & Humber region during 2008/09, and from Monday, October 4 HSE and local authority inspectors will be visiting businesses to see first-hand what health and safety practices are in place to protect employees and to ensure that relevant legislation is being followed. (WCxKit)
Included in the target areas are key industrial and commercial business parks and sites including converted mills involving firms employing any number from a handful to hundreds of workers.
John Rowe, a principal inspector for the Health and Safety Executive, noted, "This targeted inspection campaign involves HSE and local councils working together to really make a difference. Companies will be given the support and advice they need to turn their workplaces into safer, healthier working environments for the benefit of their employees and members if the public. However, we won't hesitate to take enforcement action should we come across any significant safety breaches putting people at real risk."
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