- Matthew Tupper
- United Kingdom
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Has Health and Safety legislation gone overboard?
My feeling is that workplace wellbeing is non-negotiable. But has it gone too far, are we ruining productivity? Are we hindering growth with our desire for there to be no more accidents? Or should a 100% Health and Safety record be the paramount objective for all workplaces?
The Australian Work Health and Safety act aims to "protect workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety and welfare through the elimination of risks arising from work". Are they aiming too high? What is the correct amount of Health and Safety legislation/intervention?