chapter  12
Health and Safety
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Whilst enjoying leisure pursuits, especially those of a sporting nature, most of us wear the accepted clothing suited to the sport in question, such as cricket and football pads, knee and elbow protectors and crash helmets for skateboarding, and padded jackets and visors for fencing. However, in the hazardous and sometimes potentially lethal environment of our place of work, many of us choose to ignore the warnings and carry out our duties without the use of the recommended protective clothing. It is this careless attitude that accounts for thousands of lost manhours in industry every year, not to mention the pain and suffering of the casualty.