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RR197 - HSC strategy to 2010 and beyond - consultations with hard to reach groups

This project was designed to ensure that employers with less than 50 employees and non-unionised employees contributed to the development of the HSC's strategy "A Strategy for Workplace Health and Safety in Great Britain to 2010 and Beyond". Health and safety at work was not top priority but it was said to be important. The main driver for health and safety measures was a sense of responsibility towards employees, although there was also a fear of falling foul of HSE. The main barriers to employers taking action were staff compliance, cost and time. Communication between HSE, employers and employees was seen as central to the new strategy. Communication should take three forms: information; advice; and enforcement. One organisation was preferred as the source of information and advice to ensure, clarity, consistency and accuracy of information and advice.

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Updated 2010-03-19