What Health & Safety has done for us?

Despite huge improvements in workplace Health & Safety provision over recent years, injuries and illness at work still lead to countless unnecessary incidents and cost up to £16 billion each year. With a national emergency placing workplace health and safety in the spotlight, Liam Sloan and Dr Mark Simpson are joined by Dr Karen McDonnell from RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents), to discuss how Health & Safety has changed working life, and explore the new challenges presented by the pandemic, in an episode covering:

  • How Health & Safety policy has evolved over time
  • The responsibilities of both employers and employees regarding workplace health
  • How the role of Health & Safety changes in different work environments
  • Health & Safety challenges in new work models
  • Health & Safety factors which have emerged during the pandemic
  • How the COVID-19 crisis could affect Health & Safety provision in the longer term

Hosted by Liam Sloan and Dr Mark Simpson. With Dr Karen McDonnell.