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End killer silica exposures at work | Tell HSE to clear the air The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) admits its silica dust limit is deadly, but told Hazards there was no way to enforce a more protective exposure standard. Then the US acted. Then Australia. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill says HSE either made a fatal error or just plain lied – and says HSE may need to be forced to put things right.
Hazards 147, July-September 2019

Death wish
Workers on the edge | Tell HSE to act on work suicide risks Suicide linked to workplace factors is one of the biggest single causes of work-related fatalities. Hazards challenges the Health and Safety Executive’s flat refusal to investigate, record or prevent workplace suicides or to take action against the bad bosses pushing us to the brink.
Hazards 147, July-September 2019

Pilot study
Dave Smith’s guide to organising | No.14Being a safety rep isn’t just about helping to prevent accidents, it’s also about trying to make a difference in relation to workers’ occupational health. Dave Smith explains how the pilots’ union BALPA used bodymapping to demonstrate what about the job was a real pain in the neck.
Hazards 147, July-September 2019

Do your job
End killer silica exposures at work Thousands of workers are suffering lung-choking, suffocating, cancer-causing diseases because the UK silica exposure standard is too lax. Tell HSE to clear the air.
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Deadly Business
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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