Britain's health and safety record has been singled out for praise by a member of the government.
According to Chris Grayling, the employment minister, the UK ranks ahead of any other country in Europe with regards to health and safety, the Telegraph reports.
However, he acknowledged that Britain also has "one of the worst records" for "unnecessary" red tape in this area.
"That has to go," Mr Grayling commented.
He added that an upcoming review by Professor Ragnar Lofstedt of King's College London is likely to bring about some "radical" reforms.
The academic's report into health and safety regulations will be published in November.
According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive, more than 26,000 employees in the UK suffered a major injury at work during 2009-10.
Slips and trips accounted for 41 per cent of these incidents, while a further 16 per cent came about as a result of falls from a height.