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IOSH voices support for HSE independence

27th June 2014 | Warning Signs

Posted by Nicole Stevens

The Institution for Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has officially welcomed a decision made by the government to maintain the independence of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

A review of the organisation's role, commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), could have ended in the HSE's responsibilities being given to government agencies. However, this was advised against in the highly positive report.

"Following the review’s finding of 'nearly universal praise' for HSE, IOSH welcomes the government’s agreement that HSE should continue to operate as a non-departmental public body," said Richard Jones, head of policy and public affairs for IOSH.

The HSE is in charge of inspecting workplaces to make sure they are complying with safety procedures, such as hanging warning signs and performing risk assessments. IOSH, along with a number of other organisations, believes it can perform these tasks better as an independent body.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801731576-ADNFCR


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