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Bare faced
Prime minister under pressure, as deadly virus choices are exposedA new vaccine-evading variant, a national infection crisis that won’t die down. Hazards examines how Boris Johnson took too little action, too late and, through his personal disdain for the rules, may have fatally undermined the Covid fight.
Hazards 156, October-December 2021

Air force
Air pollution should not be all in a day’s workIt causes lung and heart disease and cancer. It’s probably in your workplace right now. The Hazards Campaign’s Hilda Palmer and Désirée Abrahams of Global Action Plan spell out why air pollution is a major problem at work and what you can do about it.
Hazards 156, October-December 2021

Tear up
HSE must admit there is a stress catastrophe under its nose and act It’s the top cause of work-related sick leave. And the great and good are backing a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) campaign to help you cope with your stress at work. But with cases in the last two years at an all-time high, Hazards warns hankies and hand-holding won’t hack it. You need to rip up their blueprint and take control at work.
Hazards 156, October-December 2021

Fast and furious
Amazon’s high churn, high pace work template is hurting You work hard, you hit targets, you survive another day. But then the targets ratchet up, enforced by AI systems, modern performance management or old-fashioned bosses just turning the screw. Hazards warns workers have good reason to be angry about the fast-paced disposable worker grind.
Hazards 156, October-December 2021

Dressed to kill
Shein garment workers face 75-hour weeks in fire trapsIt may be the most happening fashion chain around. But workers for some suppliers of the Chinese fashion giant Shein are doing excessive overtime in sometimes potentially deadly workshops, an investigation by an advocacy group has found.
Hazards 156, October-December 2021

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Fast and furious A frantic work pace can break your body and blow your mind. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster.

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