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Employers can reduce accidents at work by as much as 33 per cent if they invest in proper training for their members of staff.
That is according to Phil Bates, senior policy and technical adviser at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Iosh), who stated that research commissioned by his organisation had found this to be the case.
Mr Bates explained that such a figure should make it clear to managers just how important implementing such practices is for the wellbeing of their workers.
"Employers are morally and legally obliged to look after the safety and wellbeing of their employees at work," the official from Iosh - a body with more than 39,000 members - added.
The expert went on to say businesses can also benefit financially by putting in place effective health and safety policies, as they should result in fewer sick days.
"It is safe to say that successful companies are those who show they care for their staff," he noted.
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