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HSC welcomes demolition of compensation culture myth

HSE InfoLine : 27 May, 2004  (Company News)
The Health and Safety Commission today welcomed the publication of the Better Regulation Task Force's report Better Routes to Redress. The report explores why some believe there is a 'compensation culture' and the damage that this perception could do to the prosperity and well-being of the UK if it is not tackled. It also considers how people with genuine grievances can have better access to redress, mediation and rehabilitation, and makes recommendations about how these processes can be improved.
The Health and Safety Commission today welcomed the publication of the Better Regulation Task Force's report Better Routes to Redress. The report explores why some believe there is a 'compensation culture' and the damage that this perception could do to the prosperity and well-being of the UK if it is not tackled. It also considers how people with genuine grievances can have better access to redress, mediation and rehabilitation, and makes recommendations about how these processes can be improved.

The report supports HSC's view, as set out in its recently published strategy for workplace health and safety, that appropriate health and safety management is an integral part of effective business management and, as such, is an enabler and not a hindrance. It also commends HSC's plans to simplify the concept of risk assessment to make it relevant and available to all.

Bill Callaghan, Chair of HSC, said: 'I am delighted that the Better Regulation Task Force's report dispels the myth of the compensation culture. I also welcome the report's support for our policy that sensible risk management is the best way to prevent litigation or the threat of litigation.'
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