Health and Safety Issues

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Health and Safety Executive

Is responsible for health and safety regulation in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive and local government are the enforcing authorities who work in support of the Commission. Their mission is to protect people's health and safety by ensuring risks in the changing workplace are properly controlled.

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National Patient Safety Agency

Aims to improve the safety and quality of care through reporting, analysing and learning from adverse incidents and 'near misses' involving NHS patients.

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British Occupational Health Research Foundation

Their mission is: "Bringing employers and researchers together to produce robust science and evidence based work of practical value whose application will contribute to the right of people at work to be 'healthy, motivated and at work".

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The Hazards Campaign

A network of resource centres and campaigners on health and safety at work.

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Scottish Hazards Campaign Group

Campaigns for improved worker health and safety throughout Scotland and joins with others internationally to campaign for improved working conditions throughout the world.

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UK National Work-Stress Network

Is committed to the eradication of the causes of work-related stress and associated illnesses.

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Families against corporate killers (fack)

A national campaigning network which will campaign to stop workers and others being killed in preventable incidents and will direct bereaved families to sources of legal help and emotional support.

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UK Health and Safety Consultants

Based in Kent, supplying a full range of health and safety services across the UK.

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Mobile phone safety

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

See also the Patient UK list of links to sites dealing with accident and injury prevention.

Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
8380 (v5)
Last Checked:
25 August 2011

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