Paul Almond appeared on BBC WM (West Midlands) to talk about “health and safety gone mad” and a recent “case” highlighted in the Daily Mail “newspaper” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509070/Hitler-didnt-stop-health-safety-says-Navy-hero.html), 18/11/2013. The link to the radio show is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01ksw4r (at 33.20).
Professor Paul Almond appeared on the Anne Diamond show on BBC Berkshire, 30/10/2013, talking about the role and purpose of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and its role in relation to the investigation of fatalities within the Thames Valley Police force region. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01jrx90 (at 1h.37 in).
Dr Paul Almond of the School of Law was interviewed on the BBC News channel on 3rd April about ‘regulatory myths’ and the crazy stories about health and safety that get discussed in the media. This was in response to a one-year report being published by the Health and Safety Executive’s ‘regulatory challenge panel’.
Dr Paul Almond was awarded (along with co-applicant Dr Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth) a grant of £183,407 by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), for a project entitled ‘The changing legitimacy of health and safety at work’. The research project will address the movement towards a contemporary social climate which is apparently hostile to safety regulation, but within which regulation is also more widespread than in the past. This will run across two years (2013-15) and forms part of IOSH’s ongoing research programme on ‘Health and safety in a changing world’.