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UK government to appoint occupational health “tsar” to reduce work related illness

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:986
  1. Klaus Morales
  1. BMJ

    The UK government is to appoint a director of occupational health to try to reduce the 40 million working days lost each year because of workplace mishaps and illnesses.

    The Department of Health, the Department for Work and Pensions, and the Health and Safety Executive last week launched a cross government initiative to improve the health and well being of people of working age and to emphasise that work is important and beneficial.

    Launching the strategy, Philip Hunt, a minister at the Department of Work and Pensions, said, “We have done very well in …

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