Health and safety 'still vital during recession'


Health and safety 'still vital during recession'
Employers are being warned that they cannot cut back on health and safety measurers as a way to manage costs during the economic downturn.

Both the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IoSH) have claimed that a recession is even more of a reason to focus on workplace safety issues.

This is because any accidents which do occur can cost both employees and businesses money, therefore putting a strain on what may already be limited budgets.

New president of IoSH Nattasha Freeman said: "Companies need professional, competent health and safety advice because one accident could put them out of business."

Earlier this year, Norwich Union launched a new Simply Safety campaign which encouraged employers to do more to communicate health and safety measures to their workers.

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