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IOSH warns against health and safety cuts

12th August 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has told the government to merge health and safety laws rather than cut them, which may hold consequences for future safety signage.

It believes that a merging of regulations will be effective, providing that they do not weaken the accountability employers have to defend their workers from injury and poor health.

IOSH executive director of policy Dr Luise Vassie said: "We don't see cuts as the answer – previous reviews of health and safety legislation have already weeded out redundant rules."

The group was reacting in response to professor Ragnar Lofstedt, who is tasked with Britain's most expansive review of health and safety legislation.

IOSH recently advised companies that they only need to take basic steps to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace.

It believes that companies can benefit by having a safety culture embedded within their operations. ADNFCR-2754-ID-800697703-ADNFCR


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