All Risk Assessments Matter?

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 11:27,
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Management's slapdash approach to risk assessments for black and minority ethnic (BAME) workers is shocking even by their usual standards. The Mayor told the company it had to do this risk assessment. Then before you know it, a hurried document has come out which makes no reference whatsoever to the trade unions (despite a legal requirement that health and safety reps are involved in risk assessments), quickly followed by another one which claims that BAME workers are at no more risk of Covid-19 infection if they are at work than if they are not!

Khan's announcement was for risk assessments for BAME workers, older workers and people with underlying health conditions (i.e. some disabled workers). Now the company seems to be rowing back on BAME workers by talking about the other groups. All risk assessments matter, perhaps.

Members of each of these groups need to be risk-assessed in their own right, and there also need to be "intersectional" risk assessments, for example for black disabled workers.

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