Government Cannot Leave Safety to Businesses

TUCA new report published in the safety journal Hazards Magazine stated that the government's insistence that workplace safety laws hold back the economy, and that safety enforcement is a diversion businesscould and should do without, is 'a cynical - and ultimately deadly - lie'.

The report examines the government's safety strategy and notes: 'Your life just got a little bit cheaper. Safety regulations and enforcement are out of favor, and for more and more workers, this could mean they are out of luck.' It adds 'this immoral government strategy will exact a high human and economic cost.'

For more on this article go to www.tuc.org.uk/workplace/

Source: TUC

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