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Hazards 145, January-March 2019


ALL OUT! Chemicals are everywhere. The global industry is set to grow four-fold by 2060. But toxic workplace exposures are already claiming at least a million lives each year. Sharan Burrow, head of the global union confederation ITUC, spells out why a new trade union campaign is an essential step to stopping the chemical carnage. more • Also in Spanish, French and Dutch

TARGET CANCERS Hazards and the global union confederation ITUC produce a world first at-a-glance guide to work cancers and their causes. more • Also in Spanish and French

CHEMICAL REACTION On International Workers' Memorial Day, 28 April, unions demand an end to preventable toxic exposures at work. An ITUC/Hazards pin-up-at-work poster in English, French and Spanish.

#SO WHAT? Why is sexual harassment still a major blight on British workplaces? Because many perpetrators are allowed to get away with it and many employers believe it’s not their problem. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill interviewed two women who spoke out about their experiences and who had to leave their jobs as a result. more


IRREGULAR OUTCOME A few days before his death, Kim Yong-kyun joined a “selfie campaign,” posting on social media a photo of himself holding a sign reading: “Mr President, please meet with temporary workers to repeal unfair labour laws, to punish illegal outsourcers, and to replace temporary jobs with regular ones.” more


News in brief 12-15. Work and health 16-17. Hazardous substances 18-19. Mental health 28-29. Suicide at work 30-31. Violence 32-33. Deadly business 34-37. Workplace justice 38-39. International news 40-41.


WORK IS WAR Turkish workers have a slogan to describe life under the current regime, says health and safety campaigner Asli Odman, “We don’t go to work, we go to war.” more


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