Health and Safety Myths Busted

by Sheela Philomena on  April 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

150 health and safety myths have been exposed in the past year.
 Health and Safety Myths Busted
Health and Safety Myths Busted

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said more than 150 cases had been reported to a panel it set up last year to fightback against "jobsworths" who use safety laws as a ruse to ban legitimate activities, the Sky News reported.

According to officials, people were hiding behind health and safety to cover up bad customer service or because they were afraid of being sued.

Cases referred to the panel included bars refusing to serve pints in glasses with a handle, a hotel saying they could not serve burgers rare, toothpicks removed from a restaurant, shredded paper banned from a school fete, and a birthday party venue which refused to use a bubbles machine.

"The reality is that people hide behind health and safety when there are other reasons for what they're doing," the paper quoted Judith Hackitt, who chairs the HSE, as saying.

In another case, a couple were told that a hotel chambermaid could not make up a cot bed for their son because of health and safety regulations.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

thousands of consumer products come with safety warnings and disclaimers. the producers couldn't care less about your well being, but they are covering their asses against lawsuits. nothing new.

More News on:

Health Insurance - India 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive