Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)

Published: | Updated: May 2, 2017

Definition - What does Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) mean?

The Health and Safety Laboratory (UK) is one of the world's leading workplace health and safety researchers, trainers and consultants. The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) comes under the umbrella of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), which was created under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974. The HSL carries out investigations on behalf of the HSE to analyze the causes of work based accidents. In doing so, they follow a holistic approach which takes into account people, plant, place, product and process.

Safeopedia explains Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)

The Health and Safety Laboratory are focused on creating practical, innovative and useful solutions for the workplace in order to reduce the risk of accidents and illness. In order to achieve this, they provide expert advice and consultancy, targeted research, testing and modelling, tools for specific organizations and specialized training. They can help organizations protect their employees by monitoring and assessing exposure to a range of hazards. They also test protective clothing and equipment to ascertain whether it is fit for purpose.

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