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Hazards 134, April-June 2016


BUY ME The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will soon be just half the watchdog it used to be. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill warns that as swingeing funding cuts bite, the once dedicated regulator is now devoting scant resources to pimping itself out to those with the means to pay. more

PERVERTED Major construction firms, terrified at the prospect of facing examination in the dock, have paid £75m to settle blacklisting claims out-of-court. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill says some top bosses may yet end up answering charges, this time for perverting the course of justice as they tried to cover their criminal tracks. more


GET MAPPING In a unionised workplace, one of the first things that you should consider is mapping. TUC head of safety Hugh Robertson says mapping can identify the workplace union’s strengths and weaknesses, and the hazards hurting your members, leaving you prepared to organise for safer, healthier work. more


FEEL BETTER? A union campaign has exposed the dangerous flaws in the ‘better regulation’ strategy in operation across the European Union. more


VICTORY  Unions teach blacklisting construction firms an expensive lesson. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster. more


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

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