SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 74
 

2

Suicidal work
March 2017
 

1

Your job can drive you to kill yourself, but don't expect your suicide to be counted in official work fatality statistics or for the boss to end up in court.
Leeds University researcher Sarah Waters highlights how the UK is turning a 'blind eye' to a major workplace killer. Read more




SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 73
 

2

Graveyard shift
December 2016
 

1

An Oxford University study concluded the classification of night work as a cause of breast cancer 'is no longer justified'. The media trumpeted the good news, and women were told they should be 'reassured'. No one demurred. Then Hazards editor Rory O'Neill discovered the research may have got it seriously wrong. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 72
 

2

Rotten board
September 2016
 

1

Who does the secretary of state for work think should speak for workers on the Health and Safety Executive board? In a move the TUC condemned as 'dangerous', Hazards editor Rory O'Neill discovered Damian Green believes a former director of Greggs the Bakers is a palatable pick. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 71
 

2

Hard Labour
September 2016
 

1

John McDonnell says the Health and Safety Executive's regulatory mission has been compromised by its new profit motive. Brexit threatens worse to come. But the shadow chancellor says your protection is a 'red line' issue for Labour – and that means delivering a strong safety regime underpinned by restored trade union rights. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 70
 

2

Perverted
June 2016
 

1

Major construction firms, terrified at the prospect of facing examination in the dock, have paid £75m to settle blacklisting claims out-of-court. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill says some top bosses may yet end up answering charges, this time for perverting the course of justice as they tried to cover their criminal tracks. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 69
 

2

Friendly fibre
March 2016
 

Britain has history on asbestos. It has the highest death rates from asbestos cancers in the world. It is also home to some of the industry's most relied-upon scientists. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill investigates. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 68
 

2

Cameron killed
September 2015
 

1

Joanne Hill thought her teenage son had a bright future when he secured a place on a government-funded engineering apprenticeship. But when Hazards magazine's Jawad Qasrawi met with her, he discovered she couldn't have been more wrong. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 67
 

2

Sheepish watchdog
April 2015
 

Sheepish watchdog Sheep dips have been poisoning farmers for decades. The government knew. The Health and Safety Executive knew. So why weren't workers told? And what else is HSE hiding, asks Hazards editor Rory O'Neill. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 66
 

2

Dead serious
April 2015
 

1

With occupational cancer killing at a rate of more than one a minute worldwide, global union leader Sharan Burrow fires a stern warning at rogue employers: "If you expose us, we'll expose you." Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 65
 

2

Mean test
March 2015
 

1

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. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 64
 

2

Hey! Whatcha gonna do?
March 2015
 

1

There 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. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 63
 

2

Distressing failure
September 2014
 

1

Workplace stress causes heart and other chronic diseases, higher rates of sickness absence and suicides. So why, asks TUC's Hugh Robertson, are the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and employers have done 'sod all' to tackle the bad management practices at the root of the problem? Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 62
 

2

Brutish standards
December 2014
 

1

Standards underpinning safety management at work should be a good thing, right? Right – but only if they are good ones. And the draft standard cooked up by a British Standards Institute chaired international committee, warns Sharan Burrow of the global union confederation ITUC, is far from good. Read more



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 61
 

2

Safety unmasked
September 2014
 

Hard 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. Read more

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 60
 

2

A line in the sand
September 2014
 

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. Read more

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 59
 

2

Dust to dust
July 2014
 

Crystalline silica exposures kill over 1,000 workers a year in in the UK and leaves many more fighting for breath. But, unlike its US counterpart, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) thinks our deadly silica exposure standard is just fine. Read more

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 58
 

2

Fracking boom
July 2014
 

With massive reservoirs of oil and gas trapped in the rocks under our feet, the oil industry is eager to get fracking. But US evidence of chemical related deaths, soaring fatalities and over-exposure to deadly dust has raised seriously unhealthy questions. Read more

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 57
 

2

We will get you
March 2014
 

Top bosses were caught red handed dealing illegally with a covert blacklister, but none have so far faced justice. So, the Blacklist Support Group went to arrest construction industry giant Cullum McAlpine, the first ever chair of the Consulting Association. Read more



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 56
 

2

   Your safety is for sale
March 2014
 

The government has lost patience with reviews of the safety system that rather annoyingly find regulation and enforcement are a good idea. After the latest concluded the Health and Safety Executive is 'fit for purpose' ministers decided to ignore the evidence and 'commercialise' the official safety system anyway. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 55
 

2

   Lab rats
December 2013
 

Some scientific hired guns try to hide their industry ties; others flaunt them. Either way cash-for-science can be very bad news for your health. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill follows the money. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 54
 

2

   Destroy safety!
December 2013
 

David Cameron's Business Taskforce claims safety regulations are bad for business. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill warns the robotic call from these red tape fixated 'demented Daleks' doesn't add up. It will though leave a trail of human and economic devastation in its wake. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 53
 

2

Watchdogma
September 2013
 

When the official regulator professes concern about the “the risks of over-compliance” with safety laws rather than the deadly risks to workers, it is clear the Health and Safety Executive is tamely obeying – and sometimes going beyond - government orders, warns Hazards editor Rory O'Neill. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 52
 

2

   Dust storm: Allegations cloud conference
September 2013
 

A UK conference of dust exposure experts is attracting unwanted attention, reports Hazards editor Rory O'Neill. Professor Ken Donaldson, the scientific chair of Inhaled Particles XI, has been identified in a potential asbestos cancer 'crime-fraud' controversy and accused of having undeclared links to the industry. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 51
 

2

   Robbed!
June 2013
 

Compensation culture? I don't think so. The government may want you to believe we are a nation of greedy money grabbing chancers, says Hazards editor Rory O'Neill, but claims figures tell a different story. Even those dying of occupational diseases have precious little chance of securing a payout. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 50
 

2

   Citizen Sane
June 2013
 

Whether it is hazards in your workplace, horsemeat in your beefburger or Legionnaires' in your neighbourhood, it is becoming evident that stringent regulation is not a burden, it is a necessity. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill looks at the costly consequences of rubbing out the rules. Read more



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 49
 

2

   Thick and fast
June 2013
 

The government just can't stop asking “what's wrong with Health and Safety Executive?” Hazards editor Rory O'Neill says HSE'S problem is patently obvious - ministers have tied its hands, slashed its budget and hijacked it. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 48
 

2

   Safe hands?
June 2013
 

BP could be benefiting from privileged access to the UK government, despite a record peppered with major disasters, Hazards editor Rory O'Neill has discovered. The London-based oil giant, with two of its most controversial old boys installed in key posts in government and the Health and Safety Executive, could soon be calling in more favours. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 47
 

2

   Work rules
January 2013
 

Whether it is hazards in your workplace, horsemeat in your beefburger or Legionnaires' in your neighbourhood, it is becoming evident that stringent regulation is not a burden, it is a necessity. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill looks at the costly consequences of rubbing out the rules. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 46
 

2

   Public peril
January 2013
 

The Health and Safety Executive is downplaying dramatically the deadly harm caused by work, believes Roger Bibbings. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) expert says this undermines the safety watchdog's rationale for exempting most workplaces from preventive inspections. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 45
 

2

   Low life
January 2013
 

1

Whether your job is making people better or making plastics, don't expect a safety inspector to call. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill can reveal for the first time how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has designated most jobs, from farms to footwear, either too safe for them to bother, or just not worth the effort even if they are shockingly dangerous. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 44
 

2

   Give up
September 2012
 

1

The Health and Safety Executive has no idea when it last inspected most workplaces, it rarely shows its face after a major injury and enforcement action is for the most part history. But Hazards says under a government mandated plan, there is much, much worse to come. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 43
 

2

   Pay-per-go
September 2012
 

1

Whistleblowers play a key role in exposing legal wrongdoing in the workplace, including potentially devastating and deadly safety abuses. But a mixture of hefty tribunal fees and backdoor changes to the law are set to make it easier for rogue bosses to fire anyone who speaks up. Read more

 


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
42
 

2

   First blood
September 2012
 

1

Over 1,500 poverty-stricken South African former gold miners are taking on the multi-billion dollar global gold mining giant they blame for their deadly occupational lung diseases. And they have now won the first skirmish in the UK courts.  Read more

 


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
41
 

2

   Outbreak
September 2012
 

1

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is telling businesses to do more to protect workers and members of the public from Legionnaires' disease, but
at the same time is doing less and less itself.  
Read more

 


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
40
 

2

TTrashed
September 2012
 

1

In a recession-ravaged world, even if you've got a permanent job, you feel insecure. If you've got a temporary job, you are permanently insecure. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill examines the lasting health damage caused to an increasingly disposable workforce.  Read more

 


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
39
 

2

Dark hearts
June 2012
 

1

The government says workplace safety laws hold back the economy. Ministers complain safety enforcement is a diversion business could and should do without. But, Hazards says, while this is lapped up greedily by the business lobby and the tabloids, there's just one problem. It's a cynical - and ultimately deadly - lie.  Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
38
 

2

You lie, we die
June 2012
 

1

Your life just got a little bit cheaper. Safety regulations and enforcement are out of favour, and for more and more workers, this could mean they are out of luck. Hazards warns this immoral government strategy will exact a high human and economic cost.  Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
37
 

2

iSick and iTired
June 2012
 

1

It was no surprise when an investigation found “significant issues” including concerns about safety, excessive hours and low pay at Chinese plants making Apple iPhones and iPads. But, warns Hazards, the independent probe has also left some campaigners worried, with concerns the hi-tech giant is being given an easy ride. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
36
 

2

Mad men
March 2012
 

1

With the economy going down the pan, the prime minister has found his whipping boy. David Cameron is 'waging war' and has vowed to 'kill off' the workplace 'health and safety monster'. Hazards reveals for the government this insanely dangerous talk isn't about work, it's about business.  Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
35
 

2

Safety in the dock
March 2012
 

1

Dock work has been declared low risk. Preventive Health and Safety Executive inspections have been stopped. The docks regulations are up for the chop. Hazards asks if the docks are so safe, how come the death rate last year was several times the national average? Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
34
 

2

A kind of justice
March 2012
 

1

A crushed head, burned alive, consumed in a workplace explosion. However horrific and preventable, the fight for justice after a death at work is likely to long and arduous – and frequently a series of cruel disappointments, bereaved families more often than not discover. Read more



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART
33
 

2

Where's that watchdog?
November 2011
 

Not only is the cash-starved, hands-tied Health and Safety Executive (HSE) disappearing, it is increasingly disappearing from view. It has blitzed contact telephone numbers and email addresses from the HSE website. And most injury reporting and official safety advice has now been consigned to the web too.  Read more



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 32
 

2

Overkill
November 2011
 

Government ministers from the prime minister to the safety minister are queuing up to say safety is bad for business. But LibDem leader and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has trumped them all, assuring businesses he'll make sure safety inspectors are not “breathing down your necks.”  Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 31
 

2

Safety in the pits
November 2011
 

1

When five miners died this autumn in two separate incidents in 12 days, conditions in Britain's coal mines briefly caught the public gaze. But Hazards editor Rory O'Neill says the media failed to spot the lack of safety oversight underground that has seen fatality rates in UK coal mines at their highest levels in 50 years.  Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 30
 

2

Firm favourites
August 2011
 

In the four months after announcing in March 2011 the government's strategy to dismantle workplace safety protections, DWP minister Chris Grayling met with 10 separate industry bodies to flesh out his plans. But he still cannot find any time in his diary for FACK, the organisation for those like Linda Whelan (above) who have been bereaved by work. Read more



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 29
 

2

Government's deadly lurch towards lawlessness
May 2011
 

5

Tory bully boy Chris Grayling doesn't like you. In fact, he's out to get you. The employment minister has neutered a safety watchdog which even before the cuts managed to investigate just 1 in every 19 major injuries suffered at work. And now he's handing over policy making to anti-regulation business bigwigs, warns Hazards editor Rory O'Neill. Read more also see Body blow



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 28
 

2

Why do workers still die?
May 2011
 

A hundred years ago, 146 young garment workers died in a garment sweatshop in the heart of New York, spurring new laws and an upsurge in union organising. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill looks at how far the world of work has come since then. Read more



SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 27
 

2

Government cuts HSE's throat and ties its hands
March 2011
 

5

It doesn't have the money to do its job, enforcement is at a record low and it is banned from conducting any campaigns. As disillusioned Health and Safety Executive staff queue to leave, Hazards asks what future can there be for the beleaguered watchdog. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 26
 

2

Safety cuts mean more families to face heartache
February 2011
 

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After Dorothy Wright watched her son Mark die from horrific injuries suffered in a workplace fireball, she at least expected justice. But she tells Hazards blundering officials failed her family and warns a government “hell-bent” on slashing safety protections will consign more families to the same fate. 
Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 25
 

2

The real job killers
February 2011
 

1

Pesky safety regulations and meddling inspectors are bringing the economy to its knees and stifling job creation, or so the business lobby says. But there's a couple of large flies in their deregulatory ointment, says Hazards. Their arguments are bogus and the statistics behind them are rigged. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 24
 

1

The UK is courting an offshore disaster
February 2011
 

The UK's offshore safety system has been hailed as a model of good practice. But US critics say they don't want it over there, because it's secretive, places too much trust in oil companies and contains very risky assumptions – including an allowable death rate of one in every thousand workers. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 23
 

2

Removing safety protection is criminal
November 2010
 

The Health and Safety Executive has been hobbled by an unprecedented and savage funding cut. Safety rules are being relaxed. And the government says it's all happening in the name of common sense. Don't you believe it, says Hazards editor Rory O'Neill – it's a political project driven by the business lobby and built around dangerous lies. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 22
 

2

HSE butchered, safety laws under attack
November 2010
 

Image: Mick Holder

A safety minister who is determined to see the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) axed. A government that lops “at least” 35 per cent off HSE's funding. We are living and working in dangerous times. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill warns that if unions, sick and injured workers and bereaved relatives don't stand up for safety, no-one else will.  Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 21
 

2

Abuse of power
August 2010
 

Hazards 109 cover

When UK Prime Minister David Cameron grovelled to US President Barack Obama about the BP spill he was forgetting one thing. An official blind-eye to the risks led to the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher - and that's just the system David Cameron intends to introduce at home. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill warns the consequences could be just as disastrous for UK workers. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 20
 

2

A neutered watchdog
August 2010
 

Hazards 109 cover

Workplace safety standards have been undermined by the collapse of the Health and Safety Executive's investigation and enforcement role. This 'regulatory surrender', warns a new report, means HSE is increasingly unaware of what's going on at work and no longer has the resources to do much about it even if it did. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 19
 

2

Slash and burn
August 2010
 

Hazards 109 cover

Securing safe and healthy workplaces requires good regulations, proper enforcement and decent rights, unions have told an official enquiry. But the government seems intent on axing lifesaving safety protections regardless of the evidence. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 18
 

2

Once in a lifetime
May 2010
 

Hazards 109 cover

A decade ago, the Health and Safety Executive could be expected to turn up at the average UK workplace once every few years. But unpublished official figures obtained by Hazards show workplaces are now lucky to see the pared back watchdog once in a working lifetime. Editor Rory O'Neill warns this means serious criminal safety breaches are going unseen and unchallenged. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 17
 

2

The bottom line
May 2010
 

Hazards 109 cover

Do the money markets care when a mine explodes and 29 workers die? Or a refinery blast kills 15? Not a bit, says Hazards editor Rory O'Neill, which is why the possibility of jail for top company directors could give them something other than the share price to think about. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 16
 

2

The state we're in
February 2010
 

Hazards 109 cover

The UK is a humiliating 30th in a new global health and safety ranking. But it could be worse. We export some of the dirtiest work, like e-waste recycling and shipbreaking. And the Tories want to dump our safety protection at home.
Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 15
 

2

Escaping scrutiny
November 2009
 

Graphic: Ned Jolliffe

Fewer than 1 in every 15 major injuries at work now result in a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation. Justice suffers too, with absolutely no HSE enforcement action in almost 98 per cent of cases. But Tory plans to give firms a get-out-of-jail card could make a bad situation much, much worse, Hazards editor Rory O'Neill warns. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 14
 

2

Dangerous lead
November 2009
 

Image: Rory O'Neill

Thousands of UK workers are being exposed to levels of lead that can cause serious chronic health problems. Hazards editor Rory O'Neill says the Health and Safety Executive knows it, but admits it has “no intention” of doing anything about it. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 13
 

2

A complete disaster
August 2009
 

Stockline explosion image: HSE

The inquiry into Glasgow's deadly ICL Stockline factory explosion was of seriously limited scope. Even so, it couldn't fail to unearth desperate failings in the UK's enforcement of workplace safety, says Hazards editor Rory O'Neill. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 12
 

2

Who pays? You do
May 2009
 

who pays image

The British Chambers of Commerce is targeting health and safety laws because it says they cost business billions. Only it's not true – BCC rigged the figures. And Hazards editor Rory O'Neill reveals the real cost of an employer disdain for safety laws is borne almost entirely by workers and the public purse. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 11
 

2

Work deaths harm whole families
April 2009
 

WMD 2009 collage

When somebody dies at work, they are never the only victim. Work deaths harm whole families, whole communities. On Workers' Memorial Day, 28 April each year, workers demand employers pay for their safety crimes. And unions commit themselves to organise for safe and healthy work. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 10
 

2

Fighting families
February 2009
 

FACK Banner

The government responds promptly to business moans about the “burden” of health and safety legislation. But Families Against Corporate Killers member Louise Adamson (above left), whose brother was electrocuted at work, says it should be paying more attention to the burden on bereaved families. Read more

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 9
 

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Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK)
February 2009
 

FACK demo

Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK) has brought together the relatives of people killed at or by work. Hazards spoke to FACK members about their high profile campaign for justice. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 8
 

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Where is the justice?
November 2008
 

DB WHY?

The Health and Safety Executive is withering away. In the last five years it has lost more than 1 in 6 of its frontline inspectors, and there are more set to go. As safety prosecutions fall to an all time low, Hazards editor Rory O'Neill warns of a growing corporate accountability deficit – and says workers could end up paying with their lives. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 7
 

It's worse than murder at work
August 2008
 

Chris Knoop died in a workplace explosion. The directors of the company responsible didn't turn up for the court case. And the fine was just £2. It's no wonder deaths at work outstrip murders by two to one. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 6
 

Spin cycle
August 2008
 

Photo by flickr user mattborowick used under a Creative Commons licence

When research shows a chemical could be killing you, industry-backed scientists will quickly dispute the findings. Hazards exposes industry's dangerous 'product defence' ruses. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 5
 

       Relative Justice

May 2008
 

It took a five year campaign before Anthea and Peter Dennis got company boss Roy Clark to admit the workplace manslaughter of their teenage son, Daniel. Clark got 10 months. Daniel's family got a 'life sentence'. Read more
Hazards poster - Get justice


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 4
 

      Food flavour wrecks lives

February 2008
 

When dozens of US popcorn workers had their lungs destroyed by a flavouring chemical, it caused a national scandal. But it was seen as a US problem. It wasn't, as Yorkshire factory worker Martin Muir can now testify. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 3
 

       Crying shame

February 2008
 

Most of us have seen someone reduced to tears by work stresses. But crying can be just the start of it. Some workers get so distressed they opt for suicide. And
workplace stress is getting worse.
Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 2
 

 Just who does HSE protect?    

November 2007
 

HSE's desperately poor safety enforcement record just took a turn for the worse. Now 9 out of 10 major injuries don't result in an investigation and HSE inspections, notices and prosecutions have hit new lows. Hazards warns only dangerous employers now have reason to feel safe. Read more


SPECIAL INVESTIGATION PART 1
 

      Why did they die?

November 2007

 

It was not just the ICL/Stockline factory that was 'a ticking timebomb.' A major inquiry into the blast that destroyed the Glasgow factory, killed nine and maimed dozens of others will hear evidence the system regulating workplace safety in the UK is in a serious state of disrepair. Read more

    Welding photo by flickr user mattborowick used under a Creative Commons licence

 

 

Deadly Business.
A Haza
rds special investigation
The decimation of Britain's industrial base was supposed to have one obvious upside - an end to dirty and deadly jobs.
In this '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.

Part 74: Suicidal work
Part 73 Graveyard shift
Part 72 Rotten board
Part 71 Hard Labour
part 70 Perverted
part 69 Friendly fibre
part 68 Cameron killed
Part 67 Sheepish watchdog
Part 66 Dead serious
Part 65 Mean test
Part 64 Step up
Part 63 Distressing failure
Part 62 Brutish standards
Part 61 Safety unmasked
Part 60 A line in the sand
Part 59 Dust to dust
Part 58 Fracking boom
Part 57 We will get you
Part 56 Your safety is for sale
part 55 Lab rats
part 54 Destroy safety!
part 53 Watchdogma
part 52 Dust storm
part 51 Robbed!
part 50 Citizen sane
part 49 Thick + fast
part 48 Safe hands?
part 47 Work rules
part 46 Public peril
part 45 Low life
part 44 Give up
part 43 Pay-per-go
part 42 First blood
part 41 Outbreak
part 40 Trashed
part 39 Dark hearts
part 38 You lie we die
part 37 iSick and iTired
part 36 Mad men
part 35 Safety in the docks
part 34 A kind of justice
part 33 Where's that watchdog?
part 32 Overkill
part 31 Deadly mines
part 30 Firm favourites
Part 29 Screw you
Part 28 World of trouble
Part 27 Is HSE finished?
Part 26 Life support?
Part 25 The real job killers
Part 24 Rotten example
Part 23 Dangerous lies
Part 22 Watch dodge
Part 21 Abuse of power
Part 20 A neutered watchdog
Part 19 Slash and burn
Part 18 Once in a lifetime
Part 17 The bottom line
Part 16 The state we're in
Part 15 Escaping scrutiny
Part 14 Dangerous lead
Part 13 A complete disaster
Part 12 Who pays? You do
Part 11 Work deaths harm families
part 10
Fighting families
Part 9   
FACK
Part 8  
Where is the justice?
part 7   It's worse than murder
part 6   Spin cycle
part 5   Relative justice
part 4   Food flavour wrecks lives
part 3   Crying shame
part 2   Who does HSE protect?
part 1   Why did they die?

All deadly business features

Enforcement trends features