The HSE has helped make Britain one of the safest places in the world to work, saving thousands of lives, preventing many more injuries at work and reducing the economic and social costs of health and safety failures. It is over 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work Act received Royal Assent, providing a new regulatory framework for work place health and safety in Great Britain.
We thought we would take a look at the HSE and the Health and Safety Myths that have circulated in the past. ;You can head online to the HSE website to check out the top 10 worst health and safety myths. Over the years, the Health and Safety Executive has undertaken some quite farfetched myths about what health and safety bans or orders people to do.
The HSE rightly say that it is sometimes hard to know where myths originate but the one thing they all have in common is that they are not required by Health and Safety law. Here are the top 10: ;
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