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Oct - Dec 2000
Hazards 72 Oct - Dec 2000
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THIN ON THE GROUND
authority cutbacks are putting service sector workers at risk of
serious injury. A TUC analysis of accident trends in private sector
service industries has uncovered a direct correlation between local
authority safety enforcement inspector numbers and workplace injuries.
Cut one, and the other goes up.
6-9 NEWS IN BRIEF Death duties. Safety reps' role. Prescott's promises. HSE quickies. Hazards looks for Businessmen behaving badly. Stopping smoking. Europe's jobs. NHS violence. The Hazards Questionnaire.
10-11 STRAINS AND SPRAINS A bad boss is a pain. GMB rehabilitation prize. TUC on small firm bad backs. UNISON cleaner research. Ergonomia.
12-13 SAFETY IS A HUMAN RIGHT The Human Rights Act gives workers more rights to safe, healthy work and places health and safety enforcement agencies under the spotlight.
15 OVERWORKED Depressing news. Burnout Britain. Stress at work.
16-17 WORKING ALONE We live in a 24:7 world. Care workers, shopworkers, maintenance workers, most jobs can require people to be left alone, isolated. The law should protect you... make sure it does. Hazards Factsheet No.72 shows how working together can make sure working alone is safe.
WE ARE BETTER THAN DIRT Jobs
are in jeopardy. Efforts to plug the ozone layer put coal on the
back burner. Jobs producing CFCs are off into the stratosphere.
But for workers in polluting industries, it's not all bad - unions
have a plan to ensure it's the problem and not the workforce that
is dumped. Hazards looks at new union clean production and Just
20 HOW COULD YOU MISS THIS? Official watchdogs missed an epidemic of industrial disease at a UK chemical factory. Unions didn't.
ASBESTOS MUST GO Europe
is on the way to its asbestos ban. Now an international campaign
is demanding a global phase out.
22-23 SAFETY REPS MOVE ON! The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has announced plans to pilot "worker safety advisers". TUC Commissioner on HSC Owen Tudor explains the implications of a "roving reps" scheme that will for the first time give union reps the right of access to non-union workplaces.
24-26 WHAT THE UNIONS SAY TUC rights line is dominated by safety calls. Fat cats get licked. Organising on the web. Left hand blow. What price on your life? Let us work. Acoustic shock.
28-30 RESOURCES Reviews, A-Z of recent HSE and HSC publications. International RSI Awareness Day, 28 February 2001.
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