Deadly responsibility

The Government's announcement that it intends to introduce an offence of corporate killing has re-opened the debate about the adequacy of existing health and safety legislation. But even though the current regulations are frequently criticised for being ineffectual in cases of workplace fatalities, there is no call for smaller businesses to be complacent.

The conviction for workplace manslaughter of a company director in February highlights the difference in impact a fatality at work has on

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