Adequate levels of health and safety regulation and enforcement need to be introduced across the EU, with help for small and medium-sized enterprises to comply, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has said.
In its submission to a consultation on the EU OSH Policy Framework, Europe’s largest professional body in health and safety has set out its views on how policies are formed across member states to protect people from work-related injury and ill health.
It wants to see the protection of vulnerable groups included in the framework of occupational health management and reporting, and health and safety embedded in the education system.
IOSH is calling for the harmonisation of competence standards for OSH professionals across the EU and occupational safety and health to become an essential part of corporate social responsibility, beyond legal minimums, and supply chain management.
The UK-based chartered body also wants the EU to ensure adequate levels of regulation and enforcement. But at the same time, it is calling for a wider promotion of the business case for good health and safety and help for small and medium-sized enterprises to comply.
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