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What is Health, Safety and Environment, or HSE?

What is HSE? HSE  (Health, Safety and Environment)  is a set of processes and procedures identifying potential hazards to a certain environment, developing best practices to reduce or remove those hazards, and then training employees for accident prevention, accident response, etc. The major intent of having a  Health, Safety and Environment  Management System dates back in time to the faulty working practices of workers in an earlier era, especially in the manufacturing industry. Employees were barely protected from the accidents caused by the machines and equipment they worked with. As a result, there was a high rate of accidents that led to injuries and even death of the employees. Eventually, the workers began to demand better safety and forced the government to take action. Why is HSE needed? According to the  International Labour Organization (ILO) , it has been found that more than 2.3 million workers die every year because of occupational accidents or work-related diseases. The