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Roz H&S Week Editor

In 2014, forty years on from this life-changing piece of legislation, Health and Safety Week was launched to celebrate the achievements of UK practitioners and bring back some pride to the industry.

However, there is still room for improvement. Despite fatal injuries being at their lowest in 20 years[1], occupational health cases are on the rise.

The latest statistics show that 2,535 people died of mesothelioma (asbestos-induced cancer) in 2012 due to past exposure to asbestos, while more than 1.2 million people are suffering from a work-related illness[2].