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Old 02-12-2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Grim Render View Post
Yes, it is a peculiar exception to the rule.
The following stats on injuries and deaths suggest the UK is one of the world's more safety-conscious countries:

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator...igh_desc=false

https://sites.google.com/site/ryoich...lity_by_county

http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/european/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ted_death_rate

But I can understand how experience might lead you to form the opposite impression. Some of the people I used to work for were incredibly cavalier about health and safety, and probably still are when they can get away with it. The thing is, though, the large contractors who run most of the really dangerous jobs are regulated very closely these days, and are very leery indeed of getting hit with violations.

Of course, a certain proportion of the workforce continues to moan on relentlessly about health and safety, despite those rules protecting them and causing disadvantage only to their employers. It seems that some regard it as thoroughly unmanly to be unwilling to risk life and limb to help some executive buy a bigger yacht, even though they themselves are barely paid a living wage.
 

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