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No-one is coming to save you
Safety enforcement collapses – record numbers harmed at workSince the Conservatives came to power, the number of workers harmed by their jobs each year has increased by 30 per cent, but convictions for criminal safety offences have fallen by 75 per cent. Preventive Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspections are down by over two-thirds. Fines are in freefall. Hazards says this is no accident, it a policy of criminal neglect.
Hazards 157, January-March 2022

Deadline
International Workers’ Memorial Day – dying to work must end now!Work is killing 3 million workers worldwide each year. Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), says that dying to work must end now, and health and safety must be recognised as a fundamental right for all workers.
Hazards 157, January-March 2022

AI is not OK
Union action needed on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at workYour work van snarls ‘distracted driver!’, the biomonitor says your heart is racing but you’re off the pace, the hand-held scanner sends you scurrying over there when you’ve barely got over here. Hazards warns management by machine is hard at work, and it will take real union smarts to control Artificial Intelligence.
Hazards 157, January-March 2022

Poisoned breath
Miner’s daughter exposes toxic aluminium ‘treatment’ scandal A decade-long campaign led by the daughter of a deceased Canadian uranium miner has led to a major victory for workers struck by Parkinson’s disease after being subjected to aluminium dust inhalation “treatments” in their jobs. Janice Martell tells Hazards how she did it.  
Hazards 157, January-March 2022

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A job to die for No-one should pay with their life just for earning a living. Make health safety an ILO fundamental right at work.
A pin-up-at-work poster for International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April
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