UK Hazards Campaign announces a manifesto for a health and safety system fit for ALL workers

The Hazards Campaign has announced a manifesto for a health and safety system fit for all workers, which is available at this link or by scanning the QR code below.

The manifesto covers a range of topics including:  chemicals used at work; failure to address womens health and safety issues; the importance of public health and occupational health; air pollution, infection control, long covid, and directors being held accountable for deaths and injuries at work.

Janet Newsham Hazards Campaign chair said ‘In 2019, the Hazards Campaign produced ‘Decent Jobs and Decent Lives a manifesto for a health and safety system fit for workers’ (1).  This  provides a blue print for reviewing and reorganising our occupational health and safety enforcement authorities and reestablishing the principles of a precautionary, preventative and participative health and safety system with workers health as its priority.

In subsequent years, we have experienced the Covid-19 pandemic -  a catastrophic event which has laid bare the failings inherent in the current occupational health and safety regulatory system, with its inadequate officer force numbers, decades of financial cuts and political capitulation – on top of growing deprivation that contributes to poor worker health.  This is why we have updated and strengthened the demands in the original manifesto .‘

1. Decent jobs and decent lives A manifesto for a health and safety system fit for workers:

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Contact: Janet Newsham
Tel: 07734317158
The Hazards Campaign is a UK-wide network of resource centres and campaigners. The Hazards Campaign supports those organising and campaigning for justice and safety at work.

Contact details:
The Hazards Campaign
c/o Greater Manchester Hazards Centre
Windrush Millennium Centre
70 Alexandra Road
Manchester, M16 7WD
twitter @hazardscampaign

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