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Friday, 15 October 2010

TUC blasts Young health and safety review‏

The TUC has expressed its ‘grave disappointment’ at the recommendations of the health and safety review led by senior Tory Lord Young.
 TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said, 'the report contains not a single proposal that will reduce the high levels of workplace death, injuries and illness. Every year in the UK over 20,000 people die prematurely as a result of their work and at any one time over two million people are suffering ill-health because of their jobs. Yet instead of looking for ways of preventing people being killed and injured, the report uncritically accepts the myths and preconceptions surrounding health and safety, and focuses on dealing with a compensation culture which the Government accepts does not exist.'

The full report can be read here: http://www.number10.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/402906_CommonSense_acc.pdf