"There are no more powerful voices than those who have suffered a loss or serious injury or ill health" states a recent article on the HSE web site.
The release of the annual statistics for fatally injured workers is seen by many people in the health and safety world as an opportunity to comment on HSE's effectiveness. However, it is not just about reflecting on the loss of those who have been fatally injured is it? What we also need to consider is the loss to their families; the loss of a father, a son or other family member. It is they that have to live with the loss and their grief.
Recently Ai Solutions blogged about Christopher Morgan which is a very sad case indeed. The HSE have published other case studies that highlight the terrible sacrifices made and the aftermath for the families. We must learn from these stories, we must not make the same mistakes; we must listen and advise our workers on the pitfalls they face every day.
Although we may never completely stop the loss of life we must do all we can to lessen the impact and ensure that fewer families are affected by such losses. Make your staff aware, use the case studies, review your practices and take on board new ways to work and keep your staff as safe as possible while they carry out their daily tasks.
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