Health and Safety Executive has failed to make the working conditions in the UK
safe, claims a leading occupational medicine consultant in this month’s issue
of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Mary’s Hospital’s Dr Harry Waldron writes that the HSE has been a “great
disappointment” and occupational health services available to staff in the UK
are “patchy at best”.
believes that delays in treatment are worsening work-related disabilities.
calls for the government agencies to ensure that company directors and board
members face the prospect of a jail sentence if health and safety laws are
typical patient with work-related back pain might wait six to nine weeks for
specialist treatment by which time their chances of returning to work would
have been halved, claims Waldron.