strategy will call on agencies, employers, nurses and unions to work together
to address work health issues
be a new infrastructure to implement a strategy for reducing ill health at
work, Sandra Caldwell, director of the health directorate at the Health and
Safety Executive, told the congress.
details of the strategy, due for launch this month, confirming it will involve
new partnership arrangements.
working in isolation to address issues like preventing ill health and improving
rehabilitation after ill health will not make a real difference," she
said. "We need new partnerships."
involve government agencies, local authorities, individuals, large and small
employers, trade unions and health professionals, including OH nurses.
be a partnership board to oversee implementation, and five groups to take
forward each programme of work.
is a 10-year process and we must start now if we are to hit the targets,"
goals are to:
ill health caused by work
people return to work
opportunities for those unemployed due to disability or ill health
healthy living in the workplace
interested parties will work together to implement the strategy.
into line with government plans to revitalise health and safety, Lord Whitty,
junior minister at the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions,