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Hazards 73

January - March 2001

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Hazards 73
January - March 2001

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* WHEN WORK IS A PAIN
Young workers face a terrible strain injuries risk

SUMMARY Young workers are facing a repetitive strain injury epidemic. Using official data, TUC researchers found a whole generation of workers could become victims, devastating the British economy and leaving millions in pain. Young workers are more at risk than any other age group on every one of the four main risk factors associated with RSI: repetition and speed, awkward posture, lack of control over the work process, and the use of force. Nearly 4 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are in work.

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International RSI Awareness Day 28 February 2001

* POUND FOR POUND What's your body worth at work?

SUMMARY Civil law compensation sets a price on your body - Hazards investigates going rate for life and limb at work.

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HAZARDS 73, 2001

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4-5 WHEN WORK IS A PAIN The UK's most inexperienced workers are being dropped in the fastest, most out-of-control jobs - and are at high risk of strain injuries as a result. TextPDF

6-13 NEWS IN BRIEF Stop breathing problems. Rogue directors. Businessmen behaving badly. Fatal fibre fightback. Chile bans asbestos. Compensation in jeopardy. Asbestos conference. Night work cancer. Millions for sick miners. EU toxic phase-out plan. Clean computers. What price on your life? Worse than ever at work. Construction's roving reps. Unsafe in the NHS. Chemicals to go. Stop shouting, start talking.

14-15 THOROUGHLY MODERN MILITANCY Trade unions need modern approaches to the hazards of modern workplaces. TUC survey reveals the harm caused by work.

16-17 POUND FOR POUND... WHAT'S YOUR BODY WORTH? Civil law compensation sets a price on your body - Hazards looks at the going rate for bodies broken by work. PDF

18 MAINTAINING STANDARDS A new British Standard for safety is useful, but can't be a substitute for properly enforced safety laws.

20-25 WHAT THE UNIONS SAY Camera in the works. Dirty workplaces. A 320 million pain. Vote with your feet and save your neck. Safety Bill. Farm scandal. Spies on your back. Get a Voice. Ford motors down the partnership road. The Hazards Questionnaire. Life is cheap. Stop the carnage: National Construction Day of Action on 27 February.

26-31 RESOURCES Reviews, events, A-Z of recent HSE and HSC publications.

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