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News releases for the Hazards hours campaign



Crying shame Most of us have seen someone reduced to tears by work stresses. But crying can be just the start of it. Some workers get so distressed they opt for suicide. And workplace stress is geting worse. Hazards 101, January-March 2008

Drop dead It's the thoroughly modern way to die at work. Top occupational diseases of the 21st century will be heart attacks, suicide and strokes. Hazards argues that none of us should be worked into the ground.
Special online briefing, Hazards, 5 August 2003

Worked to death factsheet
Hazards 83, July-September 2003 [pdf format]

Don't go breaking my heart Stress at work greatly increases the risks of a fatal heart attack or stroke. And it's not the boardroom fat cats that are at greatest risk. It's us poor grunts on the shopfloor.
Hazards 83, July-September 2003 [pdf format]

Fighting for your life Don't want to be a part of a nation of zombies? Use the Hazards resources


Get a life! We're on top of the traditional hazards, yet we still feel like a nation of zombies. The Hazards Get-a-life! webpages give news and advice about those work-life balance headaches, like overwork, fatigue, long hours and inhumane work patterns.

It's About Time The TUC's It's About Time campaign aims to put long hours and work/life balance at the top of the workplace agenda. Long hours, greater pressure of work, flexibility that only suits the employer and stress are the biggest problems in today’s workplace.

USA: Work to live vacation campaign The Work to Live Campaign "was created to do just that, to bring some sanity to a workplace out of control. Our goal is to amend the national labor laws so that our work practices reflect who we say we are—parents, citizens, and members of communities. You can't be those things with a 60-hour week and a one-week vacation." Work to live

USA: Harvard work hours, health and safety website. more

USA: Take back your time day.

American karoshi: How turbo-capitalism eats time, New Internationalist, No.343, March 2002.

Drugs and alcohol When it comes to dealing responsibly with drinking problems at work, research shows we should target the boardroom, not the bar room. And dealing with drugs at work can mean giving management methods a fix. Frequently the problem is more work style than lifestyle. See the Hazards guide to sensible workplace drug and alcohol policies.

Not what we bargained for We have never been more productive, and we are rewarded with temporary contracts, long hours and back breaking workloads. Hazards lists the top 20 questions union reps should ask on workplace change and gives pointers on a better way to work.
Not what we bargained for, Hazards 69, January-March 2000 [pdf ]

Overwork Fatigue, long hours and pressure of work are causing sudden deaths and burn-out and leaving us in a hazy, half-exhausted world where a breakdown of body and mind is a real and constant threat.
Hazards 49, January-March 1995.

Psychoterror! Unions have found long hours and job insecurity have fuelled an "epidemic" of workplace bullying. Hazards provides advice on the right approach to tackling the problem.
Hazards 70, April-June 2000.

Other resources

TUC Changing Times webpages
UK National Work Stress Network
Job Stress Network, USA
32 hours: Action for Full Employment
National Defense Counsel for Victims of Karoshi, Japan
HSE Management standards on work-related stress
Shorter Work Time Group
Work to live campaign
Take Back Your Time Day
Work and Families Institute
TimeWork web