HSC looks to the future

December 2004
Management Services;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p4
Academic Journal
This article deals with the open meeting held by Great Britain's Health and Safety Commission (HSC) at the Mermaid Conference Centre, Blackfriars, London, England to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) in 2004. The HSC and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in working with others in the health and safety system in Britain, have seen and contributed to major advances in reducing injuries and ill health, including established occupational diseases. The HSC, chaired by Bill Callaghan, received presentations and discussed: The recently published HSC strategy; work at height regulations; the Hampton review; and science strategy. Both Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Alan Johnson and Jane Kennedy, minister of state for work, attended and addressed the audience--focusing on the new HSC strategy during the day. HSC also launched a new booklet focusing on the future. During the afternoon, breakout sessions allowed attendees to debate a number of issues with Commissioners and HSE officials on topics such as the implementation of European Union directives, the role of HSC in public protection and its intervention strategy and working with other regulators.


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