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Scotland requires new health and safety measures

25th September 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

A new work safety regime is required in Scotland, as current cost-cutting is having an adverse effect on environmental and workplace health standards in the country.

This is according to a study by Stirling University, reported by Herald Scotland, which warns that the nation's work fatality and sickness rates are higher than Britain's overall figure, meaning a regulatory regime is necessary.

The Regulating Scotland study is critical of the "burdens on business" argument used to justify the deregulatory approach is centred on inaccurate cost-benefit calculations.

Co-author Professor Rory O'Neill said: "There is an unquestionable economic, as well as a health, case for retaining and improving regulations and their enforcement."

Recently, the Health and Safety Executive announced that it is to visit construction sites throughout Scotland this month in an effort to cut the number of deaths caused from working at height.

Inspectors will focus on external parts of buildings, while the work will also look at the use of health and safety signage.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801456047-ADNFCR


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