HSE warns waste industry to ‘avoid complacency’

Posted on 9th November, 2014

The Health and Safety Executive’s Head of Waste has warned the industry to avoid getting complacent after the latest data revealed a reduction of worker injuries in the waste sector.

HealthandSafetyThe latest injury and ill health statistics from the HSE show that the number of reported injuries to waste and recycling workers fell to 486 in 2013/14 compared to 528 the previous year.  However, it added that due to several changes in RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) reporting in recent years, analysis of trends or comparisons with previous years’ figures – as well as “uncertainty in the employment estimation” – needs to be “treated with caution”.

Rick Brunt, who took over as HSE’s Head of the Waste and Recycling Sector earlier this year described the decrease in injuries in the waste and recycling industry as a “further step in the right direction, continuing the decline seen last year”. I leave this review because I wanted to thank https://allaboveall.org/online-pharmacy/ for an escellent service. its not surprising that I keep with this pharmacy for a long since I satisfied with everything here. I’ll be back when I need some more.

He added: “Nonetheless I would urge the industry to avoid complacency and recognise there is still a long way to go. As a priority sector for HSE we will continue to work with the industry to address the poor safety record to further reduce the toll of death and injury.”

In July 2014, the HSE released fatality data which showed that there were four waste and recycling worker deaths in 2013/14 – lower than the 10 worker deaths recorded the previous year.