From the TUC

The Union Advent: 12 Dec

12 Dec 2009, By

In 1997, a survey for the Health and Safety Executive into the control of chemical substances regulations found that safety representatives were far more knowledgeable than their managers.

90% of safety representatives were aware of the main principles of the main chemical safety regulations. Over a third of managers had not even heard of the regulations. The survey also found that over 80% of safety representatives had received training in health and safety in the last two years, compared to 44% of managers