The emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is a stark reminder that we must continue to reduce the risk of infection at work as much as possible, says Mike Robinson.

Our founder James Tye would have celebrated his 100th birthday on 21 December. In fact, James died a quarter of a century ago, though his legacy endures to this day — both in terms of what he achieved in his lifetime and the way the British Safety Council continues to take forward what he began.

In the late 1950s, when James first started campaigning on health and safety, Britain’s terrible tally of accidents and deaths at work meant the priorities looked quite different to today, but his focus was always much broader than just safety at work.

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