The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking the views of everybody in the workplace to help develop its safety strategy for the next decade.
Each year injuries and ill- health caused by work result in 40 million days off, claims the HSE.
Now the body is seeking views on its strategy for the years ahead by publishing StrategicThinking - work in progress.
HSE deputy director general Kate Timms said, “Health and safety is seen by some as a closed book, but the continuing toll of death, injury and ill health tells a different story.
"Strategic Thinking - work in progress represents a new departure for HSE in sharing and seeking comment on HSE’s strategy development process at an early stage.
“The paper asks big questions about the future of the health and safety system - If HSE is to maximise its effectiveness in reducing occupational ill-health, death and injury, it must not spread its resources too thinly.
"If we are to concentrate resources on key areas for improvement, some tough choices need to be made on where the resources are taken from. “