Health & Safety Law
By Jeremy Stranks
Pearson / Prentice Hall
463 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼" x 9 ¼"
$79.50 Paper Original
The estimated annual cost to society of health and safety failure is £18bn.
The Government has recently set out targets for the first time which aim to
reduce the impact of these failures by 30% over the next ten years. The last
decade has seen significant changes in the approach to health and safety legislation.
It is no longer just dangerous industries for which regulation is vital. The
rise in service sector industries has meant an increase in employees being exposed
to risks such as musculo-skeletal injury and stress-related illnesses.
At a time when both public and private sector organizations are becoming ever
more aware of the importance of promoting positive public images and enjoying
good standing among stakeholders, safety specialists are keen to persuade managers
to take a more comprehensive view of how health and safety can contribute to
wider business objectives. It is no longer enough just complying with the minimum
requirements of the law.
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