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Risk assessment can reduce work accidents, safety boots users told

The chances of workplace accidents occurring can be reduced through good risk management, it has been claimed.

People who make use of protective gear such as safety boots in their work may be interested to note that the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is launching a new event to focus on the achievements of the Healthy Workplaces campaign.

It is hoped that the Bilbao meeting will involve ministers from various European governments.

Jukka Takala, director of EU-OSHA, commented that risk management can play a key role in raising employee safety.

He said: 'We urgently need to make employers, workers, safety representatives and policymakers aware that proper risk assessment is the key to good workplace safety and health.'

Meanwhile, British companies have recently been encouraged by the UK's Health and Safety Executive to focus on the safety of their employees if they are required to work at height.

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