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Hazards 123, July-September 2013


DUST STORM  A conference of workplace dust experts in Nottingham this September is attracting unexpected controversy after its scientific chair was linked to an asbestos ‘crime fraud’ by a US court. more

THE NEW NORMAL A managerial offensive is taking place at work. Professor Phil Taylor explains how Performance Management is ushering in a ‘new workplace tyranny’ and a massive intensification of work. more 


TOUGH LUCK  A new resilience industry is invading the workplace, with a mission to help feeble workers ‘man-up’ and shrug off the stresses and strains of work. TUC’s Hugh Robertson isn’t impressed. more


JEAN DAMAGE  Garment workers in China are suffocating as a result of deadly dust exposures. Campaigners are demanding urgent action to stamp out sandblasting of denim jeans. more


WE LOVE RED TAPE It's your choice. Red tape or more bloody bandages? more


News in brief, 6-17. Unions and campaigns, 24-31. International news, 32-34

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