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There has been a lot of publicity regarding the government’s efforts to deregulate health and safety in the workplace. Granted, there is always room for a fresh look at what goes on to make sure that it is still fit for purpose, just like any system. However, there seems to be a lot of political and media point scoring using health and safety as a handy scapegoat. So what are the facts? The government’s Löfstedt Review in 2011 was based on the theory that “there’s too much health and safety legislation”. The reality is that the amount of health and