The Reshaping of Health and Safety Regulation: why less is never enough: Professor Steve Tombs (Open University)

We are fortunate that Professor Steve Tombs, Professor of Criminology at The Open University, has agreed to  present to the regular London BUIRA monthly seminar. In the light of the current, potentially dangerous government attempts to water down health and safety regulation, this is a timely and very important seminar, which all those concerned with industrial relations are encouraged to attend.

Given Steve’s expertise, we expect a lively and well-informed discussion on this critical issue. Steve recently published a chapter ‘Reshaping Health and Safety Enforcement: institutionalising impunity’ in the new (2012) book Making Employment Rights Effective, edited by Linda Dickens.

Much of his research has focussed on  corporate health and safety issues, including critical analyses of the work of the Health and Safety Executive and a project on the nature and  potentials of whistle-blowing as an element of an effective regulatory strategy. He has enjoyed long-term working relationships with various campaigning organizations, including the Hazards movement, the Institute for  Employment Rights and Families Against Corporate Killers and numerous trades unions. In 1999 he co-founded the Centre for Corporate Accountability.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend this event. These meetings can be full though, so, if you would like to attend and to help forecast catering provision, please contact: Prof. Linda Clarke.