Friday, November 2, 2012

Occupational health and safety

As early as 2009, David Cameron called for an end to the ‘over-the-top’ health and safety culture in Great Britain. In January 2012, he pledged that, ‘one of the coalition’s new year resolutions is this: 'kill off the health and safety culture for good.’

In Scotland, the lethal combination of weak regulation and heavy industry caused endemic levels of occupational illness and disability. Through images, film and oral testimony this event highlights the lived experiences of Scots whose health has been affected by their occupation and illustrates both the risks of trivialising occupational health and safety and the complexities surrounding responsibility.

Understanding Occupational Health and Safety in Scotland since 1800
Saturday 10 November 2012
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial life, Coatbridge
1.00pm to 4.00pm

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