A forklift driver whose employer accused him of a ‘serious breach of health and safety processes’ for attending work while his son awaited the results of a Covid test has won his claim for unfair dismissal.
The senior coroner presiding over an inquest into the death of a high-voltage electrical engineer who was overcome by carbon monoxide while investigating a fault on an industrial transformer is warning IOSH members of the risks.
In this episode, Philip White, director of regulation at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Peter Brown, HSE’s director of engagement and policy, discuss changes in the 50 years since the Roben’s report, managing stress and mental ill health, and how the regulator kept things in proportion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Even robust data-gathering systems can be subject to sampling bias or other margins of error – while interpretation can add a second layer of distortion. So how secure are the available OSH statistics, and the decisions resting on them?