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Hazards 144, October-December 2018


We warned over 30 years ago that diesel fumes were deadly, with millions at risk at work every day. If the authorities had listened then, today’s diesel exhaust driven public health catastrophe could have been averted. In a Hazards exclusive, we reveal the criminal acts that left a working generation exposed and cost tens of thousands their lives. See the feature Fuming, factsheet Diesel out and poster Die diesel die.

I SPY It is the world’s most prolific workplace killer. But asbestos is still big business. Which is why a corporate intelligence multinational was commissioned by the asbestos industry to spy on its opponents. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill, one of five industry critics who took legal action after being targeted by the spooks, explains. more

BETTER PLAN How did this happen in the 21st century? Diseases of the past are returning, hard won rights are being ripped away and temporary jobs are leaving many of us in a permanent state of despair. In an interview with Hazards, Hilda Palmer and Janet Newsham of the national Hazards Campaign set out their prescription for better, decent, healthy work. more


WORK IS WAR An alliance of unions, experts and campaigners in Turkey is determined to make visible the preventable carnage in the country’s workplaces. Andrea Oates spoke to prominent campaigner and safety expert Asli Odman about the challenges they face. more


DIE DIESEL DIE A graphic reminder of the harm caused to workers and the public by diesel exhaust fumes. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster.


News in brief 8-11. Working hours 12-13. Mental health 14-15. Work and health 16-17. Workplace justice 22-25. Violence 26-27. Hazardous substances 28-29. Deadly business 30-33. International news 34-35.

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