Health and safety at work has always been an important part of the job. So much so that today sees seminars, lessons and assessments about the workers and the environment in which they work. Health and safety is more prominent in the work place today then ever before. Many consider this a good thing, as these steps help to reduce the amount of injuries, accident and deaths in the work place.
Many large organizations have specific health and safety officers in place to minimize the risk of accidents at work.
There is always an ongoing awareness of health and safety being promoted through various forms of advertising through TV, radio and printed media. The television campaigns have promoted all aspects of health and safety and not just those in the work place. Such television commercials have seen the introduction of the ‘Charlie’s Cat’ adverts in which a short animated film was used to promote the dangers of playing with matches. But it wasn’t only new faces that it brought to the screen. The adverts also saw the likes of Jimmy Hill, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Savile, and of Rolf Harris raising awareness of such things like the dangers of not being able to swim.
It seems that this celebrity endorsement is an ongoing trend and this year sees the Simpsons partake in raising health and safety issues. The creator of the Simpsons, Matt Groening, has allowed his popular cartoon characters to be used in promoting health and safety awareness. Characters like Homer Simpson, Mr. Burns, Maggie, Bart and the local police all appear the adverts highlighting the dangers and seriousness of not using the proper procedure and adhering to health and safety regulations.
A lack of consideration and concentration can cause dangerous or fatal accidents to happen. It is important that care is taken when working. If you have not been fortunate enough to avoid personal injury then you need to consider making a injury claim and there are a vast amount of affordable no win no fee solicitors that can help you get your claim in action.