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February/March 2009 (vol. 05/5)

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The devil is in the detail

Improving Britain’s health, wellbeing … and safety

Summary:

The government, Welsh Assembly and Scottish Government have published their responses to Carol Black’s Review of the health of Britain’s working age population. The HSE is consulting on its strategy for the country’s workplace health and safety. Is this a new dawn for occupational health?

A year ago Dame Carol Black published her Review of the health of Britain’s working age population[1]. It took eight months for the Westminster, Welsh Assembly and Scottish governments to publish their responses[2],[3],[4]. But in that time, the socio-political landscape changed: a recession meant more people out of work, greater pressure on the benefits system and less government and corporate …

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2009 (vol. 05/5) pp21-26

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