Health and safety gone mad?

Tombs, Steve and Whyte, David (2010). Health and safety gone mad? Institute of Employment Rights, Liverpool.



This is a dangerous time for workplace safety. In popular and political debate, a virtual consensus has been created that businesses are over-regulated, over-burdened and completely tied up in red tape – health and safety, in short, has ‘gone mad’. But a review of the evidence on safety law enforcement shows this new ‘common-sense’ to be entirely ill-informed – the reality, in fact, as this briefing demonstrates, is quite the opposite.

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