To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to make occupational hearing loss reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.
28 June 2021
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) are made under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and apply to all sectors and workplaces in Great Britain.
The 2013 regulations clarified and simplified the list of reportable ill-health conditions (occupational diseases), as a result of a recommendation made by Professor Löfstedt in his report “Reclaiming health and safety for all: An independent review of health and safety (legislation,” published in 2011.
HSE keeps the regulations, including the specified injuries and reportable diseases under review. The list of current reportable occupational diseases will be considered as part of the next formal post-implementation review of RIDDOR, which is due to report in 2023. Reporting of occupational noise induced hearing loss will be considered as part of this.