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Health and safety signs 'prevent workplace injury'

21st January 2010 | Health and Safety Signs

Companies which install health and safety signs and take other adequate precautions to protect workers are far less likely to have to deal with an accident involving a member of staff, it has been claimed.

David Snowball, regional director for Yorkshire and the north-east with the Health and Safety Executive, wrote an open letter to the Yorkshire Evening Post which highlighted the importance of not being complacent in the workplace.

According to the expert, it is lackadaisical attitudes and a failure to take risks seriously, such as not installing health and safety signs, which is often to blame for injuries.

"Employees have a basic right to be protected from risks at the workplace. There has been a 73 per cent fall in work-related deaths since 1974 when the Health and Safety at Work Act came into force," Mr Snowball wrote.

Meanwhile, farmer James Chapman, who lost his arm in a workplace accident, recently spoke out about the importance of using warning signs and other precautions to help prevent devastating injuries.ADNFCR-2754-ID-19569703-ADNFCR


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