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Employment: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 147867, tabled on 2 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Health and Safety Executive has categorised covid-19 in the workplace according to ‘Table 1 Consequence table’ in the Enforcement Management Model (EMM) Operational version 3.2.

Answered on

8 February 2021

HSE has decided the category ‘significant’ in the EMM table best supports inspectors in making sensible, proportionate regulatory decisions. The definition is that the effects are non-permanent or reversible, non-progressive and any disability is temporary. This definition refers to the likely response of the working population as a whole, not taking account of individuals with a particular resistance or susceptibility.

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