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Thomas Ashton Institute for Risk and Regulatory Research

Thomas Ashton Institute hosts safer structures workshop

19 June 2018

The workshop helped identify opportunities for the Institute to make a difference with leading research.

The Thomas Ashton Institute hosted a safer structures workshop on 12 June 2018 and the day proved a great success for all involved. The event was very well attended and proved highly effective in helping to identify opportunities and priority areas for the Institute to make a real difference through the leading research it conducts.

Attendees from across industry, unions and trade bodies joined academics and regulators from The University of Manchester and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Britain's independent regulator for work-related health safety and illness. The event proved an ideal setting for attendees to share their experience and insights in various matters related to the development of safer structures.

The workshop represented the latest activity organised by the Thomas Ashton Institute, which is a collaborative partnership between The University of Manchester and the HSE. It is an interdisciplinary research institute that aims to understand the failures that occur in the world of work leading to injury or ill health. The safer structures event followed a similar workshop hosted by the Institute in March this year, which concerned occupational health reporting and surveillance in the 21st century and explored opportunities for innovations in data collection, data analysis and data insights.

These events play an important role in the Institute's efforts to meet its aim: to deliver research, learning and regulatory insights that widen the global conversation to enable a better working world.

For academics, external industry contacts and anybody else interested in the discussions but unable to attend on the day, outcomes from the safer structures event have been summarised in the workshop report and include all major talking points from the day.

You can download a PDF of the workshop report if you would like to find out more about the event, the issues discussed and the outcomes proposed.

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