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Hazards 136, October-December 2016


GRAVEYARD SHIFT An Oxford University study concludes the classification of night work as a cause of breast cancer ‘is no longer justified’. Cancer Research UK says women should be ‘reassured’. But Hazards discovered the research may have got it seriously wrong, with devastating consequences for prevention. more


LEVEL THINKING What should you do at work when an occupational hygienist calls? Hazards cautions that safety reps should make sure anyone used to assess workplace risks and exposure levels has the right skills, the right brief and the right oversight. more


CHARRED LABOUR  No-one knows how many died in the Gadani shipbreaking yard inferno. But the ship, with fuel still in its tanks, was a tragedy in waiting as hundreds of informal labourers were told to start dismantling it with gas torches. more


SCIENCE FRICTION It’s a profitable con trick. Doctor the scientific evidence. Say exposures at work are safe. And it would have worked, except for those pesky unions. more


News in brief. 8-17 Unions and campaigns. 22-31 International news. 32-35

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