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Distressing failure
Who says work has to be like this? 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?
Hazards 128, Special online report, December 2014

Life savers
Unions put health and safety on the global agendaUnions don’t just protect your livelihood, they protect your life. Sharan Burrow, head of the global union confederation ITUC, explains why health and safety at work is always on the union agenda.
Hazards 128, Special online report, December 2014

Low blow
Low paid work comes with high work risksBadly paid work guarantees more than hardship. Because low pay goes hand in hand with low health and safety standards, occupational injuries and diseases like diabetes and cancer frequently come with the job.
Hazards special online report, December 2014

Brutish standards
Unaccountable standards bodies bid to privatise safety lawsStandards 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.
Hazards special online report, December 2014

Hazards poster: Hell no!
 A stick-up-at-work poster for Workers’ Memorial Day, 28 April 2015.


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