John Cromwell specializes in financial, legal and small business issues. Cromwell holds a bachelor's and master's degree in accounting, as well as a Juris Doctor. The MHSAWR 1999 R.13(1) states: “Every employer shall, in entrusting tasks to his employees, take into account their capabilities as regards health and safety.”. Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974: “It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is ‘reasonably practicable' the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.”. I am writing to discuss the contract we signed on January 2, 2013 for you to paint my house.