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Employment minister to discuss health and safety

Employment minister Mark Hoban will highlight the benefits for business of getting health and safety right at a British Safety Council conference on 5 June.

To coincide with the conference, the British Safety Council is launching a literature review of evidence showing that investing in health and safety can generate more profitable and successful businesses.

The conference will be built around a series of presentations, including from Labour work and pensions spokesman Lord McKenzie.

Speakers, panellists and the audience will have the opportunity to explore what drives good health and safety and examine the extent to which the effective management of health and safety risks is good for the bottom line.

British Safety Council director of policy and communications Neal Stone said: “While there are those who see health and safety as an impediment to business success others, including the British Safety Council and its member organisations, subscribe to the view that when proportionately and sensibly managed health and safety can and does produce tangible economic and social benefits.

“With billions wasted every year on needless injury and ill-health, this literature review now gives us the evidence to persuade others that investing in health and safety makes good business sense.”

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