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A line in the sand
Foot-dragging HSE must back better controls over silica at work The Health and Safety Executive doesn’t want a tighter exposure standard for crystalline silica, either in the UK or Europe. Hazards unpicks its flimsy – and dangerous – excuses.
Hazards 127, Special online report, September 2014

Don't pimp our watchdog!
Our safety is not for saleIncoming Health and Safety Executive head Dr Richard Judge is under government instruction to ‘commercialise’ the watchdog. But a Hazards campaign is urging the new chief executive to ensure the regulator uses its legal powers, people and skills to protect us at work, instead of flogging its services to all-comers.
Hazards 127, Special online report, September 2014

Safety unmasked
Life after personal protective equipment is possibleHard hats, ear defenders, masks, gloves, safety boots, high viz jackets. This ‘protective’ workplace wardrobe is a given for many workers. Heck, you’ll be disciplined or fired for not wearing it. But US construction union safety expert Scott Schneider says removing work hazards is a safer alternative to relying on all this personal protective equipment.
Hazards special online report, September 2014

At arm's length
Ebola control efforts and health workers at riskThe world’s largest Ebola outbreak has killed over 2,000 people in West Africa. Overwhelmed and poorly protected health workers are among the victims, with over 120 dead so far.
Hazards special online report, September 2014

Hazards poster: Don't pimp our watchdog
Our safety is not for saleIf you think the Health and Safety Executive’s new chief executive should spend his time improving workplace health and safety, instead of converting HSE into a cash- chasing semi-retired regulator, tell him. Print out, sign and send our ‘Don’t pimp our watchdog’ letter to Dr Richard Judge at HSE’s Bootle HQ.
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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.

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