Health and safety in the workplace is a hot topic at the moment, after one organisation revealed a brand new manifesto on the subject.
The British Safety Council has responded to figures that show 26,000 major injuries were suffered by staff in the country in 2010-11 by launching Working Well. The Health and Safety Executive estimates that injuries and poor health costs the economy about £14 billion a year, based on 2009-10 figures.
Alex Botha, the BSC's chief executive, said the group's vision is for a world where nobody is killed or injured as a result of their professional activities. In order to achieve this, the use of safety goggles and other equipment may have to be made compulsory.
"Health and safety, when properly and sensibly managed, produces immense business, economic and social benefits. Working Well outlines the actions businesses and others can take now and is a call to action in the UK," he stated.