What all Directors of companies should understand about health and safety in their workplaces!
Sheila Pantry OBE
The year is starting to move along and the main message is in this month's OSHWORLD FOCUS which reviews a new book that should be read by Directors and Chairmen of all companies around the world. It is entitled Questioning performance - the director's essential guide to health, safety and the environment and is written by David Eves and by Right Hon John Gummer MP from the UK.
It gives directors all they need to know to discharge their responsibilities properly, and enables them to ask the right questions of their safety teams and understand the answers. There is no other book like this one - this definitive new title gives directors all they need to know about health, safety and the environment. As an individual, as well as their company, directors are legally responsible for managing risks properly and can be held personally liable for the consequences of failure.
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Wishing you a zero accident, incident-free and healthy year in 2006 in your workplace!