Health and safety news in brief: September round-up

Deaths at work trigger leadership concerns
The increase in work-related deaths in the past year has highlighted the need for more effective leadership of health and safety management, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has said. The organisation is running “directors’ responsibilities” conferences in Glasgow on 26 September, and London on 26 November.


HSE to help small firms comply with health and safety laws
The Health and Safety Executive has launched a project to help small and medium-sized businesses fulfil their health and safety requirements as outlined by law. As part of this, three more risk assessment examples have been published to help businesses.


10 steps to road safety
Insurer Norwich Union has produced a list of 10 “essential elements” to provide companies with a framework to properly manage occupational road risks, including management policy, driver and vehicle safety, and journey planning.


Unum named best rehab provider of the year 2007
Disability insurer Unum has been named Rehabilitation Provider of the Year at the 2007 Rehabilitation First Awards, with judges praising how it handled accounts and its work in getting staff back into work following an illness, injury or accident.

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