Global: Green jobs can kill you

While politicians worldwide are all waxing lyrical about the wonders of green jobs, few are actually giving any attention to the workers who will end up doing them. Recycling, for example, is one of the UK’s mostly deadly industries. And this includes high tech industries – computer and TV recycling exposes workers to lead and dozens of other toxins. Luckily, workplace safety experts in the US are pressing to make sure green jobs are also safety jobs.
Risks 407 • 23 May 2009

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