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RR745 - A scoping study assessing the relationship between disability and health and safety

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wishes to gain an understanding of the current research that is available in the area of health and safety and disability to establish any additional areas on which it should focus as an organisation. To meet this requirement the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) carried out a scoping study to examine the research undertaken on disability and health and safety at work, and to highlight any gaps in the research. The scoping study considers whether individuals with disabilities are correctly provided for at work, whether they have the necessary access to the workplace, and the health and safety challenges that they may face on a daily basis.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-01-27