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Hazards 158, April-June 2022


THE FIFTH ELEMENT After a stunning global union campaign against determined resistance, occupational health and safety has just joined the big four - child labour, forced labour, discrimination and the right to organise – in the ILO’s top priority universal labour rights. Owen Tudor, deputy general secretary of the international union confederation ITUC, tells Hazards what comes next. more

MAKE THEM COUNT Injuries and fatalities amongst the workforces of Britain’s biggest listed companies – and the regulatory penalties that result – are routinely unreported to investors, a new study has revealed. Tom Powdrill of responsible investment thinktank PIRC explains the serious implications of the organisation’s research. more


ZERO DEATHS There are far too many deaths at work – but how low can the toll get? Zero, says Claes-Mikael Stahl, the European Trade Union Confederation’s deputy general secretary. And he says unions across the continent now have a plan to get there by 2030. more


SAFETY DRIVE A landmark Korean safety system that sets minimum pay rates for lorry drivers was under threat. In response, members of the truck drivers’ union started ‘unlimited’ national strike action in defence of a ‘Safe Rates’ system that has been demonstrated to make truck driving much safer. A week later, the union won a commitment from the government to ‘propel forward’ safe rates and discuss its expansion more


FUNDAMENTAL VICTORY! Action call as safety becomes an ILO 'fundamental' right at work. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster. more


Infection news 14-17. Stress and health 30-31. Work and health 32-33. Working hours 36-37. Hazardous substances. 38-39. Violence at work 40-41. Deadly businesss 42-43. International news 44-45.


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