It has been highlighted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that the safety of the workers at the workplace is being sacrificed by the employers. In the past one year, there have been a large number of fatal injuries in the work place which could have been avoided.
According to the data revealed by the HSE, as many as 43 people received fatal injuries from 2010 to 2011. However, the figures are slightly downward as 45 workers were reported of receiving fatal injuries in the previous year.
It has also been reported that a slight decline in the number of absentees because of illness has been reported last year. However, there are many loopholes which are yet to be covered by the employers to make sure that the health and safety of the employees is not compromised with.
While commenting upon the figures, the Health and Safety Executive, Mike Gibb, said, “These statistics highlight why we need good health and safety in British workplaces. Employers should spend their time tackling the real dangers that workers face rather than worrying about trivial risks or pointless paperwork”.
About six in every million workers had been injured in last year because of negligence over safety. The construction industries, agriculture, waste and recycle industries are most vulnerable places where the incidents of fatal injuries at the workplace take place.
In Britain, as many as 171 people succumbed to death and about 24,700 workers received serious injuries. The employers have been asked to pay greater attention to the safety of the employees rather than getting worried over the paperwork.
This year, ensuring workers safety is the biggest challenge in front of Mr. Cameron. Many people are banking on him for bringing changes in the work place.
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