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Dust to dust
Deadly silica standard is killing UK workers Silica exposures kill over 1,000 workers a year in the UK and leave many more fighting for breath. But, unlike its US counterpart, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is following the industry line and says our deadly silica exposure standard is just fine.
Hazards special online report, July 2014

Fracking boom
Chemicals, dust and deaths and the new rush for oil and gas With massive reservoirs of oil and gas trapped in the rocks under our feet, the oil industry is eager to get fracking. But Hazards editor Rory O’Neill warns US evidence of chemical related deaths, a soaring fatality rate and widespread over-exposure to lung wrecking, cancer-causing dust, has raised seriously unhealthy questions.
Hazards 126, Special online report, July 2014

What if...?
Scots map out a better route to safer, fairer workplacesImagine you could start from scratch and design a just and effective workplace health and safety regulatory regime. As the Scottish independence referendum looms, Stirling University’s Professor Andy Watterson and colleagues are doing just that.
Hazards special online report, July 2014

Toxic record
TUC challenges the government’s deadly strategy The government’s ‘toxic, corrosive and hazardous’ record on health and safety has placed workers at risk and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in jeopardy, the TUC has warned. The union body says this means the role played by unions and their safety reps is more crucial than ever.
Hazards special online report, July 2014

Seen this?
You can’t ignore International Workers’ Memorial Day The annual 28 April event, where safety campaigners pledge to ‘remember the dead and fight like hell for the living’, this year saw activities worldwide, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The day, coordinated globally by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Hazards, is now far and away the biggest health and safety event in the world. This Hazards photofile gives a flavour of what went on.
Hazards 126, Special online report, July 2014

Hazards poster: Turning back the clock
Introducing David Cameron's coalition-fired t ime machineThe government has turned back the clock. Time to make a stand.
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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