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BSC states concerns over UK fatalities at work

11th July 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The British Safety Council (BSC) has outlined its concerns over the latest fatality statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

In 2010/11 and 2011/12, the number of deaths stood at 175 and 173 respectively, marking a significant rise from the 147 that were reported in 2009/10.

Neal Stone, director of policy and communications at the BSC, said: "While the number of deaths in Britain resulting from workplace injury has halved over the last twenty years, it is a serious concern that the reduction in both the number and incidence of deaths has stalled over the last two years."

Mr Stone emphasised that the fatal injuries recorded in 2011/12 were a tragedy and a reminder that health and safety guidelines are fundamental when it comes to keeping workers safe.

It is important that businesses review their health and safety measures regularly in order to ensure that staff are best protected against dangers.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801404867-ADNFCR


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