Marking international Workers Memorial Day, HSE’s interim Chair George Brechin said:
“Workers Memorial Day is a poignant reminder of why it is vital to manage workplace risks in a robust and proportionate way. Everybody has a right to come home safe and well from their job.
“While Britain has one of the best health and safety records in the world, it is clear that there is still room to improve. Last year 142 workers were killed and 1.2 million people were suffering with a work-related illness. Getting health and safety right not only protects workers and the public, it can help support productivity, innovation and growth.”