HSE's Chair Reappointed for Three Years

Judith Hackitt will serve until October 2015 as chair of the Health and Safety Executive.

Great Britain's Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced June 25 that Judith Hackitt, CBE, has been reappointed as chair of the Health and Safety Executive. She has served in that post since October 2007, and the reappointment means she will serve until October 2015.

Hackitt is a chemical engineer who earlier in her career was director general of the Chemical Industries Association from 1998 to 2002. According to HSE, she began her working career in 1975 with Exxon Chemicals and served as group risk manager at Elementis PLC, a global specialty chemicals company, with worldwide responsibility for health and safety, insurance, and litigation.

She also will be president-elect of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in 2013-14 and will be its deputy president in 2012-2013.

"I am delighted that Judith Hackitt has accepted reappointment as the Chair of HSE. Her challenging of poor decision-making in the name of health and safety combined with a pragmatic, risk-based approach to regulation and enforcement will ensure that the deserved reputation of HSE as a fair and open regulator is maintained," said Chris Grayling, minister for employment with responsibility for health and safety matters.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to continue as the HSE chair at an exciting and demanding time for both the organization and the health and safety community more widely,” said Hackitt. “My focus is clear: ensuring that we continue to drive down death, injury, and ill health in Britain's workplaces while delivering changes to the regulatory system that make it clearer and simpler for employers to understand what they need to do to manage serious risks."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Comply with OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements

    Collect relevant incident data and generate accurate OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 regulatory reports, including 300A CSV files for easy electronic submission to OSHA.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus