Recently HSL in conjunction with PABIAC carried out a series of research visits to a recovered paper site, paper mill, tissue mill and corrugated site to look at slips and trips in the workplace. The purpose of the visits was to identify the causes of slips and trips in each of the sectors, as well as looking at good practice. It is intended that PABIAC will use the findings of the visits to work with industry to try and reduce the rate of slip and trip injuries in these sectors. It is estimated that slip and trip accidents cause 25% of injuries in the paper related sectors each year. A summary report of the findings has been produced by HSL and can be found here.
After the successes of the 2008-2011 strategy, PABIAC has continued to build upon its strengths and restructured to enable it to continue to promote and develop health and safety in its industries.
The PABIAC committee has welcomed new senior representatives from industry and the unions who will champion health and safety within their sectors. The new representatives will help influence and guide industry as it rises to meet the challenge of achieving the newly agreed PABIAC strategic objectives in a changing economic climate.
A new strategy covering 2012-2014 has been launched that aims to continue and build on the achievements of the last strategy.