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OSHA has concluded that effective written safety programs, accident prevention plans as well as management of worker safety and health protection is a decisive factor in reducing the extent and the severity of work-related injuries and illnesses.
Health and safety has undergone a major transformation in recent years. The move has been driven by using prescriptive legislation, telling companies exactly what must be done, goal-setting legislation, requiring companies to set objectives and targets to be achieved. This self-regulatory approach is based upon risk assessment. In many ways this change of approach makes it more difficult for companies to achieve legal compliance. It is no longer good enough, in many cases, to show that the letter of the law has been obeyed. Today, it is necessary to demonstrate that a “suitable and sufficient” risk assessment has been carried out for each task and activity and that any necessary control measures have been introduced as a result of that assessment.