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HSE launches strategy consultationPosted on 05/12/2008

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a three-month consultation in relation to its new strategy.

According to the organisation, the document has been created to tackle drops in the improvement of the UK's health and safety performance, as well as the different risks posed in new sectors.

Personal protective equipment may be touched upon in the document, which hopes to championed a 'common sense approach' to health and safety.

Judith Hackitt, chair of the HSE, said the organisation hopes that all kinds of people involved in the workplace will get involved.

'We all share the same mission; to prevent death, injury and ill health in our workplaces, but HSE and its local authority partners, as the regulators for health and safety, cannot do this alone,' she added.

The HSE recently held a seminar in Darlington to highlight the dangers of asbestos to trainee plumbers, electricians and joiners in the town.

Between 1981 and 2005, 72 people died in the area from asbestos-related illnesses.

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