HSE welcomes demolition of Compensation Culture Myth

July 2004
Management Services;Jul2004, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p7
Academic Journal
The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) in Great Britain welcomed the publication of the Better Regulation Task Force's report, Better Routes to Redress. The report explores why some people believe there is a compensation culture, and the damage that this perception could do to the prosperity and well-being of Great Britain if it is not addressed. It also considers how people with genuine grievances can have better access to redress, mediation and rehabilitation, and makes recommendations about how these processes can be improved. The report supports the view of HSC, as set out in its published strategy for workplace health and safety, that appropriate health and safety management is an integral part of effective business management. It also commends the plans of HSC to simplify the concept of risk assessment to make it relevant and available to all.


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