Health and Safety

The dangers of 'risk-based policy': Lessons from Löfstedt

22 March 2013

In a new IER briefing, Philip James, Professor of Employment Relations at Brookes University, analyses Professor Lofstedt's review of how his recommendations are being implemented by the government, and warns against government policies that describe themselves as "evidence-based", or "risk-based".

Briefing on the Consequences of Clause 14 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

16 November 2012

Charlie Woodhouse, Barrister at Old Square Chambers, writes about the consequences of Clause 14 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which reversing Section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and thus removes employers' strict liability in personal injury claims.

IER Briefing: Health and Safety Week of Action

February 2011
While the Institute of Directors continue their call for further deregulation, the Institute of Employment Rights has put together a briefing on the danger of deregulating health and safety, written by Steve Tombs and David Whyte.

IER Briefing: Health and Safety Gone Mad?

August 2010

The IER have produced a briefing responding to the ConDem Governments reviews of employment regulations.

IER Briefing: The Health of Britain's Working Age Population

29 November 2011

The workplace is too often the source of ill-health warns the Institute of Employment Rights

The Institute of Employment Rights has produced a Briefing in response to Dame Carol Black’s Review of the Health of Britain’s Working Age Population. The Black Review, announced in October 2007, was hailed as “the first ever review of the health of the working age population”. At the launch of the Review, Peter Hain MP said its aim was to “address how we can improve people’s health and support them to stay in or return to work”

IER Briefing: The Health of Britain's Working Age Population

November 2007

The Institute of Employment Rights has produced a briefing in response to Dame Carol Black’s Review of the Health of Britain’s Working Age Population.

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