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Act to halt workplace accidents.


THE Health and Safety Authority is to begin a campaign aimed at cutting the number of accidents at work, it was announced yesterday.

Last year 68 people died and more than 8,000 were injured in incidents while working.

But the authority has said the majority can be prevented by better management practice and by following existing guidelines on safety at work.

Now it hopes that the campaign, which will run until the European Week for Safety and Health at Work in October, will get that message across.

Tom Walsh, Director General of the Health and Safety Authority, said yesterday: "Reducing the risk of accidents at work is one of the principal factors in improving the quality of working life.

"The most successful companies in the world usually have the best records on accident prevention."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 23, 2001
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