Letters Demise of occupational medicine

Health and Safety Executive’s failed record on occupational medicine

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6437 (Published 03 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6437
  1. Andrew Watterson, head1
  1. 1Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group, School of Health Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
  1. aew1{at}stir.ac.uk

The Health and Safety Executive’s response to Raynal neither deals with her key arguments nor contests her statistics on occupational medicine’s demise within the HSE.1 2 It mentions the good occupational health work under way in the HSE, but it glosses over the big picture failures—it is difficult to defend …

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