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Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Employment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2020 to Question 42870, what steps the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has taken in response to suspected incidents of Covid-19 related to (a) dangerous occurrences and (b) cases of occupational disease and death, where such cases have been reported to the HSE.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published criteria it uses to select which incidents of occupational disease and dangerous occurrences it will investigate. HSE is working through the process of applying those criteria to the dangerous occurrence and occupational disease notifications it has received in relation to Covid-19.

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