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Figures recently released by the British Coatings Federation (BCF) show record low injury rates among its members, which include the manufacturers of coatings, printing inks, and wallcoverings. On average there are six injuries per 1000 employees, which is 50% lower than it was 15 years ago and tracks below general manufacturing injury rates.
These statistics are collected as part of BCF’s Coatings Care, a voluntary programme, which benchmarks the health, safety and environmental performance of the paint and printing ink manufacturing sites in the UK and promotes best practice.
Wayne Smith, BCF’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, commented "Given that one of the key objectives of the Programme is to improve the performance of the coatings industry in the field of safety, we are, of course, delighted that we can be seen as leading the way in reducing injury rates.”