June/July 2008 (vol. 05/1)
An open letter to the Health and Safety Executive
The number of people reporting work-related ill health has remained static for the past two decades – despite a rise in the profile of ‘health at work’. In an open letter, Simon Pickvance challenges the Health and Safety Executive to address fundamental problems in the way work-related illness is perceived and addressed in Britain.
THE rise in the number of cases of work-related ill health last year will have been a disappointment to you. The number of people reporting work-related ill health has remained at around 2 million since 1990, with a sharp, and unexplained, increase in incidence and prevalence in the most recent figures (the incidence rate for persons in employment in the…
Simon Pickvance, senior occupational health adviser, Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service, honorary research fellow, School for Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.
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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2008 (vol. 05/1) pp23-25