Publication

'Better Regulation': Better for whom?

This Briefing by Professor Steve Tombs places the spotlight on the lack of effective regulation of pollution, food safety and workplace health and safety standards in the UK. An estimated 29,000 deaths each year in the UK are attributable to the effects of airborne pollution. Some one million cases...
By 
Professor Steve Tombs
1 May 2016
News

'Social murder' kills thousands each year

Thousands of British citizens are dying needlessly each year because of the government’s failure to tackle food poisoning, health and safety breaches and pollution, a new report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies claims today. The report –...

1 May 2016
Comment

Burying the Dead? Lies, Damned Lies and HSE Statistics

On 30th October, as every late October, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the regulatory agency with primary responsibility for enforcing health and safety law across British workplaces,...

By 
Professor Steve Tombs
4 November 2013
News

False claims over health and safety

Dr Dave Whyte and Professor Steve Tombs and others write to The Guardian with concerns about the wholesale withdrawal of routine inspections in most workplaces. Tombs and Whyte have...

6 September 2013
Publication

Crisis of enforcement: The decriminalisation of death and injury at work

At least twice as many people die from fatal injuries at work than are victims of homicide, a report from the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies suggests. The report found that at least 1,300 people died as a result of fatal occupational injuries in 2005-06 in England and Wales, compared with 765...