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    UK HEALTH AND SAFETY RECORD BEST EVER

    HSE reports that Britain is a ‘healthier and safer place to work’

    Statistics released by HSE show there has been a significant reduction in the numbers of people killed, injured or suffering work related ill-health from April 2008 to March 2009.

    Workplace fatal injuries fell from 233 in 2007/08 to a record low of 180 in 2008/09, and there was a reduction of more than 7,000 in the number of workplace injuries classified as serious or incurring more than three days absence from work. Comparison with international data shows Britain to be one of the safest places to work in the EU.

    The number of people estimated to be suffering from work-related ill health fell by 79,000 in 2008/09 to 1.2 million. And as a result three million fewer working days were lost to ill health in 2008/09 – a total of 24.6 million.

    Judith Hackitt HSE Chair said: “The improvements shown in these statistics point to other factors than simply a reduction in activity levels in a recession. While the recession will undoubtedly have an impact, the effect is not direct and easy to explain.

    “History suggests that when we start moving back into economic growth the rate of work-related injuries will tend to increase. Preventing history from repeating itself is a challenge facing everyone with a stake in health and safety in the workplace – regulators, employers and employees alike: we all need to be part of the solution.”

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