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Health and safety signs 'an integral part' of recycling industry

20th January 2010 | Health and Safety Signs, Warning Signs

The head of a sector watchdog has reiterated the importance of using health and safety signs in the waste and recycling sector, in a bid to reduce death rates.

Each year the number of mortalities in the industry is nine times higher than the national workplace average and more can be done to prevent these accidents from occurring, said Judith Hackitt, chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

She has unveiled plans to provide all companies in the waste and recycling sector with guidance on what they can do to help prevent deaths in the industry, such as the proper use of health and safety signs.

Ms Hackitt commented: "The guidance will help local authorities understand the full extent of their role when managing waste and recycling contractors. HSE wants to see occupational health and safety become an integral but common sense part."

Meanwhile, the upcoming Safety and Health Expo 2010, hosted by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health at the Birmingham NEC Arena between May 11th and 13th, will help to illustrate the importance of workplace precautions, such as health and safety signs.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19566858-ADNFCR


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