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Cathy welcomes Asbestos Bill

Cathy with Bill Butler MSP and asbestos campaigners

Cathy with Bill Butler MSP and asbestos campaigners

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has welcomed the passing of the Damages (Asbestos Related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill and paid tribute to the campaigners involved in the securing the change in law.

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Scottish Safety Anomaly

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for action to address the “Scottish Safety Anomaly”

The latest HSE figures show that Scotland’s workplace injury rate remains persistently above the UK average.

“I have raised this issue before, but it has not yet been properly addressed,” said Cathy.

“The latest figures show that that the rate of fatal and major injuries in Scottish was 115.1 per hundred thousand, compared to 105.8 for the UK as a whole. We also have less success with prosecutions.

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