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1

Moral reasons

Need to provide a reasonable standard of care and ethical reasons to reduce

  • Accident rates
  • Industrial disease and ill health rates

2

Legal Reasons

Employers have a duty to take reasonable care of workers. Poor management can lead to

  • Prosecutions
  • Civil action – compensation claims

3

Financial reasons

Poor health and safety management can lead to

  • direct
  • indirect costs

Good health and safety management can lead to

  • a more highly motivated workforce resulting in an improvement in the rate of production and product quality
  • an improved image and reputation of the organisation with its various stakeholders

4

Social reasons

These include

  • societal expectation of good standards of health and safety
  • duty of care