TITLE

WHY WORKPLACE DEATHS WILL BE A POLICE MATTER

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Darren; Ashmore, David
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
People Management;3/6/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role of the police in the investigation of corporate manslaughter in Great Britain. It notes that under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 set to be in effect on April 2008, the police have the prime responsibility for investigating fatalities while the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides input. It adds that the workplace where an employee has died will be treated as a crime scene. It suggests human resources (HR) departments to keep backup data stored off site.
ACCESSION #
35857819

 

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