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Hazards 160 October-December 2022


GRAVE ERRORS Multimillionaire prime minister Rishi Sunak wants to dismantle the safety and employment laws protecting you. Top multinationals just ignore these laws anyway. And Britain just bagged the worst boss in the world award. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill warns an unprecedented workplace health crisis is set to get much, much worse. more

A TOTAL DISGRACE The UK’s reputation as an increasingly unhealthy and insecure place to work has hit a new low, with a British business leader voted the ‘World’s Worst Boss’. more


DEATH WISH Bosses knew certain staff were really struggling. Coroners said the job played a big role in their suicides. We all know work stress can push you over the edge. Hazards editor Rory O’Neill says it’s time the Health and Safety Executive recognised and acted on it too. more


ORGANISE! Because unions make work better. A Hazards pin-up-at-work poster. more


News in brief 10-13. Work and health news 14-15. Infections news 16-17. Mental health news 22-25. Hazardous substances 26-27. Deadly business 29-31. International news 32-35.

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