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Diversity in the workplace

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Factors like race, gender, disability, age and work pattern may affect people's health and safety in the workplace - and sometimes health and safety is used as a false excuse to justify discriminating against certain groups of workers.

Equality Act 2010

EHRC website

View the EHRC website

Vulnerable employees

It's important to take account of diversity and involve people when assessing risk and managing health and safety.

Advice for vulnerable workers

HSE's commitment to Equality Duty

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality in our policies and in our dealings with our staff. We are committed to all aspects of equality and have published equality objectives covering all equality strands.

HSE's commitment to equality

Strategy for workplace health and safety

HSE aims to be an exemplar organisation in terms of health and safety management and performance.

View the strategy website

Updated 2018-05-01