Most work accidents escape HSE scrutiny

Overell, Stephen
November 1997
People Management;11/20/97, Vol. 3 Issue 23, p11
Discusses how most workplace accidents are not being investigated in Great Britain. Percentage of serious accidents at work in 1996 which the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) failed to investigate; Total number of work-related injuries reported to the HSE from 1994-1995; Reasons why employers are not serious about HSE investigations.


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