April - June 1999
CONTENTS AT A GLANCE
1- 3 : YOU'll NEVER WORK ALONE Workplace
privacy, productivity and ill-health.
4-5: WHERE NEXT FOR SAFETY REPS? A
review could create a new, improved role for 'under-valued' trade
union safety reps, says the Health and Safety Executive.
6-7: SUSTAINABLE UNIONS Going green
can mean less pollution and better jobs... but the UK is lagging
behind other industrialised nations.
9-13: NEWS IN BRIEF Solvents cause
birth defects. Call for a work stress law. Work ruins your health...
and is getting worse. Work kills more than war. Europe's bosses
squander millions on work-related ill-health. UK deputy prime minister
John Prescott announces 25th anniversary review of health and safety.
15-18: HAZARDS CUMULATIVE INDEX Index
of Hazards issues 1-65, 1984-1999. Includes list of factsheets,
list of health and safety, campaign and advice centres and subscription
CENTREPAGE FACTSHEET No.66: SICKNESS ABSENCE
POLICIES Work and health, health and work. Workplace health
strategy. Work-related health problems. Other issues: disability;
pregnancy; drugs and alcohol. Safety reps. What to do if you are
sick. Policy pointers. References and further information.
20-21: PARTNERS YES, PUPPETS NO. Unions
back principled health and safety partnerships, says the Trades
Union Congress (TUC). Can co-operation work? Chemical unions sign
worldwide initiative in a move to improve health, safety and environmental
performance in the chemical sector.
22: PARTICIPATION MEANS UNIONS Study
shows that active union organisation is the single factor most likely
to lead to effective worker participation on workplace health and
23: WORKERS' MEMORIAL DAY. 28 APRIL 1999
Crown no prosecutions service - why are there no manslaughter prosecutions
after workplace deaths? One in five workplace deaths should lead
to charges, says new research.
25: ASBESTOS Exploit kids and go free
- child labour used to strip asbestos, but cowboy builders still
evade prison. Asbestos pushers target Britain. World's top doctors
back an asbestos ban.
26-28: WHAT THE UNIONS SAY UK Environment
minister Michael Meacher rewards top asbestos company man. Don't
terminate - rehabilitate. Bullying and harassment. Partnership.
TUC speaks up on noise. Pit lung disease payouts. Hot work. Conferences.
Women's world of abuse.
29: SMOKERS AND CHOKERS Report calls
on employers to negotiate not impose policies. Five steps to a smoking
30: HAZNEWS Irritating airports...
chemicals cause breathing problems for airport workers. Perc up
your kidneys... low levels of common organic solvent can damage
31: A-Z of recent HSC and HSE publications.
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