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MPQC urges sector-wide solidarity on safety

John Wilkinson

Mineral Products Qualifications Council running campaign ahead of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

THE Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) is urging employees to take a more proactive role in ensuring best practices in the working environment as part of a campaign in the run up to World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Saturday 28 April 2018.

Whilst the mineral products sector has rigorous standards in place to ensure competence, MPQC wants to reaffirm that every employee is equally responsible for both themselves and those around them.

Between Wednesday and Saturday this week, the not-for-profit organization will be putting out information across social media platforms on how employees can take a more responsible role in workplace health and safety.

John Wilkinson, chief executive officer of MPQC, said: ‘Health and safety is at the heart of all we do, including ensuring quality training and assessment, and maintaining qualifications and standards.

‘Our campaign ahead of World Day for Safety and Health at Work gives us another opportunity to drive this home and involve our members, who we work both for and with.

‘It is only by working as a collective that we can continue embedding best practices to avoid accidents and fatalities.’

To promote the campaign and its message, MPQC will be using the hashtag #responsible and encouraging its members to use it as a show of sector-wide solidarity.

It will also be encouraging individuals to share what they are personally doing towards making the sector a safer place to work.

The campaign will run from Wednesday 25 April until Saturday 28 April (World Day for Safety and Health at Work).

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