Strength in numbers
TUC’s big push on health and safety and organisingThere are about 100,000 union safety reps countrywide. And there are many thousands of workers alive today because of the work they do. The TUC’s Hugh Robertson says the union body is launching a new organising drive with this life-saving union effect at its core.
Hazards 133 special online report, March 2016
How the asbestos industry turns to British scientists 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.
Hazards 133, Special online report, March 2016
HSE is all talk
How it became unsafe to leave policy to the safety regulator The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has just completed a consultation on its safety strategy. Scratch that. It was not a consultation, it was a ‘conversation’, says Hazards editor Rory O’Neill. The new strategy is no more than a brochure highlighting vague themes decided before the talking even began.
Hazards 133 online, March 2016
Blocking roads is a great way to make bad bosses change direction Junior doctors closed the road outside Downing Street. Firefighters brought traffic to a standstill in Parliament Square. Site workers shut down Park Lane. Dave Smith explains why blocking roads has become a great way to make bad employers change direction.
Hazards 133, March 2016
US tobacco farms are no place for children Tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work in the tobacco fields, Human Rights Watch has found.
Hazards 133, March 2016
Hazards 28 April 2016 poster
Strong laws + active unions + enforcement = safe work.
A Hazards/ITUC poster for International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Seen 'Work cancer hazards'?
A continually-updated, annotated bibliography of occupational cancer research has been created by Hazards, the Alliance for Cancer Prevention and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Find out more
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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