08/03/2013

EU-Commissioner Andor debunks myths about work safety and health

Companies depend for their survival and expansion on a committed workforce, who
will only thrive in a high-quality working environment where the working
conditions are safe and healthy", European Commissioner Andor said at an
Occupational Safety and Health Conference in London. In his speech, he touched
upon some popular beliefs about safety and health at work which undermine the
impact of occupational safety and health management.

For example the myth claiming that occupational safety and health measures are
just too expensive and involve too heavy an administrative burden. The evidence
is that systematically applying well-planned safety and health measures can
bring a significant return on investment at company level.

The Commissioner quoted an EU-OSHA study which puts the costs resulted by
work-related accidents at between 2.6 and 3.8 of GDP.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work