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Mean test
Double trouble on relative risk for occupational diseases For seven of the top 10 entries on the official UK occupational cancer risk ranking, you can forget about government payouts. Professor Andy Watterson and Hazards editor Rory O’Neill argue that an unjust state compensation scheme means most conditions, including breast cancers linked to shiftwork, will never overcome an arbitrary double-the-risk qualification hurdle and call for reform of this ailing system.
Hazards 129, Special online report, March 2015

10 steps from disaster
Disasters in high hazard workplaces are ‘predictable and preventable’ In an era where we scarcely blink when a probe lands on an asteroid, why do major industries continue to kill in the same old ways? Professor Michael Quinlan warns a lack of will and not a lack of know-how is behind the ‘ten pathways to death and disaster’.
Hazards 129, Special online report, March 2015

Hey! Whatcha gonna do?
It’s time to step up and act up for health and safety at workThere will be a new government on 7 May 2015. With work getting more unhealthy, the workforce and the country are paying a heavy price. Hilda Palmer of the national Hazards Campaign spells out what it wants you and that new government to do about it.
Hazards special online report, March 2015

Standard deviation
Are safety regulations being quietly undermined and privatised? There’s nothing wrong with setting and upholding good workplace standards. But, warns TUC head of safety Hugh Robertson, standard-setting bodies could be developing a healthy income line without delivering any guarantee of safety.
Hazards special online report, March 2015

Hazards poster: Time to stop the tears
 A stick-up-at-work poster for Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April 2015.


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Deadly Business
A Hazards special investigation

The decimation of Britain's industrial base was supposed to have one obvious upside - an end to dirty and deadly jobs.

In the 'Deadly business' series, Hazards reveals how a hands off approach to safety regulation means workers continue to die in preventable 'accidents' at work.

Meanwhile, an absence of oversight means old industrial diseases are still affecting millions, and modern jobs are creating a bloodless epidemic of workplace diseases - from 'popcorn lung' to work related suicide.  Find out more