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(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
The Health and Safety Executive has warned Scottish councils to make sure they act to minimise safety risks to staff after Dundee City Council was rapped for not having an occupational health management structure.
The organisation issued the council with an improvement notice following a routine appraisal, which highlighted inadequacies in the provisions put in place to deal with occupational health risks.
HSE officials found the council did not have a co-ordinated structure for managing occupational health and left risk management to local team leaders.
The council contested the notice by taking the …