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CONSULTATION ON DISABILITY AND GENDER EQUALITY SCHEMES

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The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking comments on its draft Disab...
The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking comments on its draft Disability and Gender Equality Schemes.

The joint schemes aim to ensure that disability and gender equality fully informs HSC/E's activities. Key actions commit HSC/E to making a difference to the working lives of Britain's diverse communities, so demonstrating the genuine desire to conduct workplace health and safety regulation with sensitivity and respect for people's different needs, vulnerabilities and perspectives on life.

The priority actions have been developed in consultation with both internal and external interest groups, include the most up-to-date research findings and have used forecasting to ensure the impact brings greatest benefits.

Consultation Document Equality Schemes

Framework: Disability Equality Scheme, Gender Equality Scheme

You are invited to influence the final schemes and help make the workplace healthier and safer for everyone. Comments should be made by 18 October 2006 to Jacqui Olusemo, HSE, Rose Court, 5NW Rose Court, 2 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HS, tel 0207 7176730.

Alternatively email to: DESGES@hse.gsi.gov.uk

Notes

1 All public authorities are required to publish a disability equality scheme by 4 December 2006 and a gender equality scheme by 6 April 2007.

2 To reflect the HSE's approach to diversity, it has developed an overarching framework to structure and integrate the two schemes that will be launched together in December. We will incorporate our Race Equality Scheme into this framework in 2007.

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