When an organisation has a strong health and safety record, a serious accident seems like a distant possibility. However, nobody is immune – just one slip-up could realise your worst fears. The following infographic is a reminder that the financial and personal cost of failure is high. Whilst prevention is the best cure, it’s essential that even the best health and safety management systems include contingency plans to be followed in the event of a major accident or incident.
As every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues which need to be considered if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. In the short posts below, RoSPA look at the first 12 letters of the alphabet and what they mean for the OSH professional…
PART 1: http://rospaworkplacesafety.com/2015/01/15/the-abc-of-osh-part-1-2/
PART 2: http://rospaworkplacesafety.com/2015/02/03/the-abc-of-osh-part-2/
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The family of a newlywed, who died of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, has set up an e-petition calling on the government for new legislation to ensure CO alarms are fitted with carbon burning appliances. RoSPA supports this suggestion, but warns that while an alarm will alert people to CO in the home, it is no substitute for using a registered engineer to ensure appliances are regularly serviced and maintained.
Countries Covered: Europe
A Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2012–13 ‘Working together for risk prevention’ has been launched by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). It aims to encourage managers, workers and other stakeholders to join forces to improve safety and health in work places. The Campaign is co-coordinate by EU-OSHA and partners in the EU’s 27 Member States.