HSE New guidance will help employers support disabled people and those with long-term health conditions thrive at work
There is a difference in employment rates between people with and without disabilities. Many disabled people and people with health conditions who can and want to work are excluded from the workplace.
In the framework of the UK Disability History Month 2022, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – Great Britain’s workplace regulator – has published a guide to support businesses in creating an inclusive approach to workplace health.
The new guidance stresses the importance of making sure workplaces are accessible, that staff communication is clear and inclusive, and appropriate occupational health support is available. It focuses on early and supportive action that employers should take, outlines employers’ responsibilities, and preventive steps they can take to help people stay at work and be a productive team member.
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