6Health, safety –and productivity?

In 1997, the British Health and Safety Executive, which is responsible for advising on health and safety issues and for administering health and safety law, took as its slogan the motto: Good health is good business.

At first reading, that may not appear to make sense. After all, surely good business depends on:

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