The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will use its presence at this year’s TUC conference in Liverpool to help firms avoid injury compensation claims and cut down on their work injury statistics.
HSE has conducted research into the effect of involving workers in the health and safety process, finding that accident rates in workplaces where employees are given a say are 12 per cent lower than in other workplaces.
The authority will take advantage of its presence at the TUC conference, which begins today (September 14th) to put forward its new strategy for reducing work injury, involving management and the workforce working together for safer environments.
"Prevention of pain and suffering to people caused by work is the major driver for us all, but doing the right things, the right way also delivers improved productivity, increased workforce commitment and enhanced reputation," commented HSE chair Judith Hackett.
A blind daredevil recently braved a 100 metre descent of a Scottish waterfall along with a HSE inspector to combat the perception that the organisation stops people from enjoying life.