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Workplace deaths increase, research indicates

5th July 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

The number of fatalities in workplaces across the UK rose last year, provisional figures from the Health and Safety Executive have shown.

In 2009/10, the number of deaths stood at 147, though this figure jumped to 171 in 2010/11, which may encourage businesses to make changes to their safety signage.

Two sectors that recorded a significant proportion of the deaths are the agricultural and construction industries, as they account for almost half of the total deaths.

Roger Bibbings, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents occupational safety adviser, said: "This rise in the number of fatalities is disappointing and highlights the fact that if improvements in performance are to be sustained, continuing efforts in health and safety are required."

These findings come after AVEVA and Robert Gordon University announced that they will present a report on health and safety in the oil and gas industry, which will be debated on September 1st.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800611415-ADNFCR


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