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British health and safety measures up well

The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) today published a performance report detailing the wide range of work that it has overseen during the past year to reduce work-related fatalities, injuries and illness.

Announcing the publication of the report, HSC Chairman, Bill Callaghan, said: “As a society, we’ve come a long way since 1974 when the current health and safety law was introduced and 600 people were regularly killed at work each year. Our most recent fatal injury statistics show that the number has reached a record low of 212, this is encouraging, but we still need to do more. The changing economy and the increasing number of migrant workers are key challenges”

Read the full press release