Concerns over health & safety in the railway industry
Posted: November 22, 2012
Posted in: Public Transport Workplace Injuries
The 2012 Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Rail industry conference 2012 has recently taken place, at which concerns were raised about ongoing worker safety.
Richard Price, Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) chief executive said:
“Health and safety needs to remain at the forefront of everyone’s minds — an unsafe industry can’t be an efficient industry. Safety and occupational health management has a crucial role to play in improving value for money. “
Mr Price highlighted that although there has been a 12% reduction in the overall level of harm on the railways, workplace accidents were still happening and were still likely to happen if management didn’t achieve excellence.
He added that some of the priority areas for regulations for ORR included level crossing, workforce safety, occupational health and rolling stock.
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