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Old 8th Feb 2009, 21:08
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pulse1
 
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Health & Safety has gone too far when the rules are designed only to protect those responsible for the activity and insurance companies, rather than those who are at real risk. This is particularly so when safety procedures and equipment are so unpopular or cumbersome that those who carry out the activity will not use them. E.g. why does work stop when Unions work to rule?

My main H&S experience is with chemical hazards and I have lost count of the number of battles I have lost trying to get management to accept that, when it comes to some minor health hazards, it is better to give someone 95% protection which they will use, than to give them 100% protection which they won't.
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