Red Tape, Red Herring
Each year 3/4 million workers are injured or suffer illness as a result of work – a fact conveniently ignored by that section of the tabloid press which revels in ‘elf and safety gone-mad tales of toothpicks banned in restaurants or school-kids made to wear googles to play conkers.
So today’s announcement by the Government that they will review health and safety legislation is not only misguided and depressing, but also, potentially, life-threatening.
The TUC has responded robustly to the announcement and we’ll be producing more materials over the summer, setting out ‘The Case for Health & Safety’. In the meantime you can read about the TUC’s wider take on the ‘Red Tape Delusion’ here.