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Graveyard shift
Cancer all-clear for night work based on ‘bad science’, warn scientists An Oxford University study concludes the classification of night work as a cause of breast cancer ‘is no longer justified’. Cancer Research UK says women should be ‘reassured’. But Hazards discovered the research may have got it seriously wrong, with devastating consequences for prevention.
Hazards special investigation, December 2016

Level thinking
What should you do at work when an occupational hygienist calls? Hazards cautions that safety reps should make sure anyone used to assess workplace risks and exposure levels has the right skills, the right brief and the right oversight.
Hazards 136, October-December 2016

Charred labour
Informal workers killed in horrific fire at Pakistan shipbreaking yard It was as predictable as it was deadly. There was still highly flammable, toxic fuel in the oil tanker when workers were instructed to start cutting the vessel apart with gas torches. The ship was a tragedy in waiting
Hazards 136, October-December 2016

Science friction
The truth is out there
It’s a profitable con trick. Doctor the scientific evidence. Say exposures at work are safe. And it would have worked, except for those pesky unions. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster.

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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