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Hazards 131, July-September 2015


We're here to stay With a renewed government attack on unions, it has never been more important to get organised, says TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady. more

Cameron killed Cameron Minshull was just 16 when he was dragged into a machine, dying of horrific head injuries. Hazards looks at the human cost of safety neglect at work. more


Turn it on Your best defence at work is to be organised and active, says Mick Holder. In a special organising poster, he spells out the key steps to being a more effective union safety rep. more


You know best Workers are best placed to see the hazards in their workplace and, when they have a voice and power, to take action to prevent illness and injury. A Hazards photofile shows how to take control at work. more


A crying shame Workers die when the government says workplace safety isn’t important. It’s dead wrong. A pin-up-at-work Hazards poster.


News in brief. 8-17 Unions and campaigns. 22-31 International news. 32-33 Asbestos. 34

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