More health and safety guidance is wanted by a majority of firms in the UK responding to a poll by the Institute of Safety and Health (Iosh).
Over two-thirds of those that took part in the research indicated they believe it would be beneficial to provide more or better access to free high-quality health and safety guidance.
Chief executive at Iosh Rob Strange stated a "modest" investment from the coalition government could yield "enormous" health and safety benefits to businesses across the country.
"Firms wanting to do the right thing and support their workers should be helped to do so. Good health and safety is good for business and for tax-payers too," he said.
A proportion of decision-makers polled believe a focus on health and safety management would result in better productivity (31 per cent), staff retention (26 per cent) and increased business (20 per cent) for their companies.
Iosh has more than 40,000 individual members and is the biggest professional health and safety organisation in the world.
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