Ealth and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (UK)

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974has been in force in the UK for over 35 years, yet employers are still being prosecuted for offences that were criminal acts under the early Factories Acts(UK). Given that a health and safe workforce is obviously an economic assest to any firm,
GIVE YOUR VIEWS AS TO WHY THIS APPARENT ANOMOLY IS STILL QUITE WIDESPREAD.