HSE and Covid at work: a case of regulatory failure

Keith Ewing, Michael Ford, Sarah Glenister, Phil James (Editor), Carolyn Jones, John Hendy, Janet Newsham, Rory O'Neil, Philip Taylor, Steve Tombs, Dave Walters, Andrew Watterson, David Whyte

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This publication represents the collective work of a team of health and safety experts brought together by IER to review the UK's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, assess the lessons to be learnt and identify areas of weakness that need further attention. It is IER's intention to follow up this work with a more detailed analysis of the UK's health and safety framework, based on discussions with trade unions, health and safety reps, non-organised workers, enforcement bodies and safety specialists. On the fiftieth anniversary of the Robens Report of 1972, which, despite changes in workplace practices, remains the cornerstone of our health and safety laws, the IER will publish its findings and recommendations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLiverpool
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2021


  • Covid-19
  • Health and Safety Executive
  • HSE
  • occupational health and safety
  • workers rights
  • employment law


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