Disabled Workers

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People with disabilities should receive equal treatment at work. This includes equality regarding health and safety at work. Health and safety should not be used as an excuse for not employing or not continuing to employ disabled people. In addition, a workplace that is accessible and safe for people with disabilities is also safer and more accessible for all employees, clients and visitors. Legislation and standards should be applied to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities, not to exclude them.


European Agency factsheet on disability

HSE Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive is urging employers, unions and union reps to make better use of its guidance on disability and health and safety.
23 April 2010