TITLE

Public Vote of Confidence in Health & Safety

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Management Services;Jun2004, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article provides information on a MORI survey published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which concerned the public vote of confidence in industrial health and safety in Great Britain, as of June 2004. According to survey results, three out of four employers say health and safety requirements benefit their companies as a whole. In addition, the survey also found that employers rate health and safety in their top two most important workplace issues and over 80% regard HSE favorably. Justin McCracken, HSE deputy director general operations, welcomed the findings, wherein the survey confirms a high level of support for health and safety, from those who face the risks and those who create them. In addition, the survey shows overwhelming support for the British vision of health and safety as a cornerstone of a civilized society. Also, such is a strong vote of public confidence, from employers, employees and citizens, in HSE and the work conducted alongside local authorities to promote sensible health and safety and to save lives. According to McCracken, the government is funded by the taxpayer and must reflect public expectations. Also, the survey shows such views are divided on whether HSE enforcing the law or promoting good practice is most likely to improve health and safety.
ACCESSION #
13700254

 

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