Illness at work figures are poor, says HSE

03-06-2008

Illness at work figures are poor, says HSE
The number of incidents of injury or illness at work has hit a four-year low, new research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has shown.

According to the body, 1.5 working days a year are lost by every employer due to workers getting sick or injured in their place of work, reports Personnel Today.

There is a "moral and legal obligation" for employers to protect their employees from such problems, the HSE stated.

A spokesperson for the body added that even today workers are being killed and injured at their workplace.

"Very often such injuries or ill health could be eradicated or reduced by practical methods, practices and technology that are already available to manage risk," the representative remarked.

PopCap Games told Online Recruitment recently that regular e-breaks - a way to unwind using the internet - are a popular way for employees to relax at work.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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