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Health And Safety

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what publicity he has given to the provisions of Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which relates to the duties of employees at work to take reasonable care of their own safety and to co-operate with management in that regard.

I am informed by the Health and Safety Commission that reference to employees' duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc., Act was made in a leaflet "Protecting People at Work" of which some half a million copies produced by the Department of Employment were distributed widely throughout industry last September.A special leaflet "Advice to Employees" setting out the duties of employees under the Act will be available free in late March from the Health and Safety Commission.Employees' duties are also mentioned in other material produced to publicise the new Act.