Grenfell Tower  London Hazards statement updated
Jun15

Grenfell Tower London Hazards statement updated

Grenfell Tower Fire 14 June 2017  Following the recent London Bridge attacks, Londoners were assured they would be protected on a night out. As trustees of the London Hazards Centre, we demand the same assurances for people’s homes and workplaces. Sadly, the warnings by the tenants and residents of Grenfell Tower were patronisingly dismissed by their landlords and contractors with tragic consequences.   This attitude...

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London action Mesothelioma day 7 July
May25

London action Mesothelioma day 7 July

London Action Mesothelioma Day Programme...

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Death and destruction in shipbreaking yards
May18

Death and destruction in shipbreaking yards

A keynote discussion took place on the 15th May 2017 at the London Offices of Law firm Leigh Day. An invited audience listened to a panel of specialists including speakers from the ‘Shipbreaking Platform’¹ who are involved in trying to end the shocking damage to the lives of workers and catastrophic environmental impact of shipbreaking. You have probably seen images of shipbreaking in places like India and Bangladesh: barefoot men in...

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Cross rail case moves to the Southwark Crown Court May 10 from 10 AM picket
Apr12

Cross rail case moves to the Southwark Crown Court May 10 from 10 AM picket

It was a very good turnout for the vigil outside Westminster magistrates court seeking justice for crossrail the construction safety campaign also London Hazards also had placards and banners we also had Placards placards of FACK and also a statement from there supporting the families #iwmd special thanks to construction safety campaign the national shop stewards network also Family against corporate killing  We now need to...

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Free ‘Health and safety essentials training’ at Voluntary Action Camden 21 March 2017
Mar16

Free ‘Health and safety essentials training’ at Voluntary Action Camden 21 March 2017

Free ‘Health and safety essentials training’ at Voluntary Action Camden 21 March 2017. Here is the link: http://advicelocal.org.uk/noticeboard/details/london/training/118738    ...

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No justice no peace 
Mar09

No justice no peace 

ORGREAVE DEMO OUTSIDE THE HOME OFFICE LONDON we would like to see a Mass Demonstration outside the Home Office in London, unit 2, Marsham street london SW1P 4DF. Can you please ask your members to bring anything that will make a noise, whistles horns and anyone who can shout loud. I would urge anyone of us, whom have connections with other groups to please encourage them to attend too. We really do need to give this a good go. It is...

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London Hazards magazine January 2017
Mar04

London Hazards magazine January 2017

London-Hazards-Mag-Jan-2017   PDF file London Hazards Mag Jan 2017  ...

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RED CARD FOR SERVICES PASSPORT?
Mar01

RED CARD FOR SERVICES PASSPORT?

RED CARD FOR SERVICES PASSPORT? Will an “EU Services Card” (previously known as ‘Services Passport’) be included in an ‘Internal Market Package’, due to be unveiled by the European Commission next week? The idea is supposed to make it easier for businesses to provide services across borders, but is opposed by trade unions and employers. Trade unions say it  – is a support programme for undeclared work, letter box companies and...

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Over 55s braced to work until 70 to ‘stay mentally fit’
Feb28

Over 55s braced to work until 70 to ‘stay mentally fit’

Almost half of over 55s believe they will work past retirement age, but three quarters of employees don’t think employers are doing enough to support older workers Older workers (55+) in the UK are bracing themselves to continue working until they are 70 years old, according to new research by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. In a survey of more than 1,600 UK employees, more than a third (37%) of all...

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FACK Families against corporate killers Press statement
Feb22

FACK Families against corporate killers Press statement

c/o Hazards Campaign, Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Manchester M16 7WD Tel 0161 636 7557 mail@gmhazards.org.uk www.fack.org.uk Press Statement for use 23.2.17 Anniversary of the deaths of Mick Collings, Chris Huxtable, Ken Cresswell, and John Shaw in the collapse of Didcot boiler house on 23.2.16 Families Against Corporate Killers (FACK) would like to mark the first anniversary of the deaths of four workers Mick...

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Europe finally recognises four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors
Feb21

Europe finally recognises four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors

Brussels, 17 February 2017 – In a historic development, four synthetic chemicals – DEHP, DIBP, DBP and BBP – have been identified as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) for human health. The news was first released by an official source in Denmark. (1) http://env-health.org/resources/press-releases/article/europe-finally-recognises-four...

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Where is the health and safety !!
Feb02

Where is the health and safety !!

 Photo from last years  Hazards conference   Statement from Philip Lewis chair London hazards trust  The Government White Paper on leaving European community I’ve had a look at this white paper and where it says they will protect workers rights that we had in the European community there is there is nothing on the issue of health and safety at work All legislation from 1975 will be put it risk when we leave the European...

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NHS national demonstration in London 4 March
Feb02
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Staff Our Stations Emergency Public Rally In support of Tube workers
Jan23

Staff Our Stations Emergency Public Rally In support of Tube workers

Wednesday, 1 February 630 please support...

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Asbestos News Letter
Jan20

Asbestos News Letter

We are looking to recruit a part time Asbestos Support Project Benefits Advisor to work in London.see below...

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Need Free and Confidential Advice on Health and Safety?

Want free and confidential advice on health and safety? Are you worried about a health and safety issue at work or at home? If you are, give the London Hazards Centre a call on our confidential telephone advice line for up-to-date information to help sort out your problem. Call 0207 527 5107 on a Monday or Tuesday between 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. If the advisers are busy, please leave a message and they will get back to you....

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The EDC-Free Europe 
Dec23

The EDC-Free Europe 

NGOs urge Member States to reject Commission’s 3rd revised proposal on EDC criteria see link http://www.edc-free-europe.org/edcs-and-me/what-are-edcs/EDC FREE EU To Health, Environment and Agricultural Ministers Dear Minister, The EDC-Free Europe NGO coalition urges your country to reject the European Commission’s 3rd revised proposal for identifying endocrine disrupting chemicals during the December 21st meeting of the Standing...

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Join the ‘Action for Rail’ day of action 3 January 2017 at a station near you
Dec23

Join the ‘Action for Rail’ day of action 3 January 2017 at a station near you

UK commuters spend up to 6 times as much of their salary on rail fares as other European passengers Rail fares have shot up twice as much as wages and inflation over the past decade  Campaigners point to “failed privatisation” as key driver of high fares   ‘Action for Rail’ is the TUC and rail union led campaign that fights cuts to jobs and services and campaigns for a national integrated railway under public ownership, and opposes...

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Identity of Asbestos Spy Revealed
Dec21

Identity of Asbestos Spy Revealed

Identity of asbestos spy revealed The name of the individual caught spying on asbestos campaign groups has been revealed after the High Court lifted his anonymity protection Robert (Rob) Moore had posed as a sympathetic filmmaker in an attempt to infiltrate and gather private information on campaigners in the UK and overseas.  Moore worked for K2 Intelligence Ltd, a firm founded by Jules Kroll, “a leading figure in the corporate...

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Health and Safety Training

Free health and safety training The London Hazards Centre is a registered charity funded to deliver health and safety training for community groups that provide services for migrant communities. The training is free for the staff, volunteers and service users of these community groups. The half-day training sessions cover the legal framework of health and safety, risk assessment and right to work in a safe environment. If you want to...

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Message from Greater Manchester Hazards
Dec20

Message from Greater Manchester Hazards

John Bamford Greater Manchester Hazards Centre/ Hazards Campaign comments on the ‘Strike Wave’     I’m not sure what you mean by the term “strike wave”. You must be aware that the Office for National Statistics recorded 170,000 working days lost for 2015, the second lowest number since records began in 1891 – the only year lower was 2005 with 157,000 days lost. Calls for even further restrictions on industrial action seem particularly...

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London hospital trust paid £1.3m in asbestos compensation
Dec18

London hospital trust paid £1.3m in asbestos compensation

London hospital trust paid £1.3m in asbestos compensation http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/guys-and-st-thomas-nhs-trust-paid-13m-in-asbestos-compensation-figures-reveal-a3422391.html ...

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London hospital trust paid £1.3m in asbestos compensation
Dec18

London hospital trust paid £1.3m in asbestos compensation

London hospital trust paid £1.3m in asbestos compensation http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/guys-and-st-thomas-nhs-trust-paid-13m-in-asbestos-compensation-figures-reveal-a3422391.html ...

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National Lung Cancer Audit 2016

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Investigating the death of retired teacher Sue Stephens
Dec08

Investigating the death of retired teacher Sue Stephens

Greater Devon coroner Dr Elizabeth Earland yesterday concluded that retired teacher Sue Stephens who died of mesothelioma, a cancer caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos, died from an industrial disease and that, on the balance of probability, she was exposed during her time as a teacher in schools in Buckinghamshire.  Nearly 90 per cent of schools contain asbestos and the Government believes in most cases it is best to...

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The HSE have announced they will prosecute construction firms on crossrail
Dec07

The HSE have announced they will prosecute construction firms on crossrail

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today informed BAM Nuttall Limited, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd, and Keir Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd that they will be prosecuted in relation to three incidents that took place during the construction of the new Crossrail railway tunnel construction, which runs east to west across London. All three companies will appear at Westminster’s Magistrates Court in January 2017 to face four...

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Christmas starts early for London Hazards & LASAG 
Dec07
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End victimisation London Hazards supports this strike and please can everyone contribute as much as possible
Dec05

End victimisation London Hazards supports this strike and please can everyone contribute as much as possible

London Hazards supports this strike and please can everyone contribute as much as possible Strike fund for Tottenham Court Road electricians out in support of victimised shop steward Terry Wilson  Account name: Unite London Construction LE/0555 Branch. Account number: 20276649, sort code: 608301  Unity trust bank  Please share this far and wide and post any donations...

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Petition on asbestos in schools
Dec02

Petition on asbestos in schools

I know that there will be a few who will criticize the compensation monies paid out, so we have to be ready to challenge them with the facts. The top one being ‘wrongful exposure to asbestos fibres because of the negligent act of the employers’. FULL STOP. Asbestos claims hit £10m over English schools – BBC News I hope you will hear coverage of asbesos in schools in the BBC. I have been working with them to...

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The London Hazards Centre AGM
Dec01

The London Hazards Centre AGM

The London Hazards Centre is holding it’s AGM on Tuesday 13th December at Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road Holborn, WC1X 8TN. Starts at 6:00pm...

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Crossrail contractor attacks trade union organisation
Nov30

Crossrail contractor attacks trade union organisation

Crossrail contractor attacks trade union organisation After the scandal of blacklisting in the construction industry, it seems Laing O’Rourke have learnt very little. Workers on the Crossrail site of their subsidiary Crown House Technologies have been forced to take action to defend basic trade union rights. Unite Officer Guy Langston has sent the following message via social media:   At Tottenham Court Road 60 Mechanical and...

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Harminder Bains Welcomes the Government’s Announcement
Nov24

Harminder Bains Welcomes the Government’s Announcement

T Leading asbestos lawyer Harminder Bains welcomes the Government’s announcement to scrap plans to dispose of the records of companies which are no longer in existence 24 November 2016 Leading asbestos lawyer Harminder Bains has welcomed the announcement by the Government to scrap plans to dispose of the records of companies which are no longer in existence.   The Guardian reported in August this year that Companies House...

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Advance notice London Hazards AGM
Nov16
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Precarious “gigs” are a perfect storm for occupational health 
Nov15

Precarious “gigs” are a perfect storm for occupational health 

Psychologist Dr Joanna Wilde, a member of the board of directors of the Council for Work and Health, on the toxic combination of stress and occupational health risks in the “gig economy”.  The “gig economy” covers many different arrangements, but the key fact underpinning the use of this term is that there are growing numbers of people working on limited term projects and placements and in what used to be described as a piece...

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National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses 
Nov10

National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses 

The NLCFN was established in 1999 to provide networking and support to nurses specialising in the care of people with lung cancer. Each year the annual conference is a great place for nurse specialists to meet colleagues and lung cancer experts. > The conference this year at Solihull entitled: New horizons: The changing landscape of lung cancer management is full of best practice and latest developments in the diagnosis and...

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Director safety prosecutions triple IOSH magazine
Nov08

Director safety prosecutions triple IOSH magazine

1 November 2016The number of company directors prosecuted for safety and health offences has more than tripled in a year, according to data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Figures obtained by law firm Clyde & Co under the Freedom of Information Act show that the HSE prosecuted 46 company directors and senior managers in the 12 months to 31 March 2016, compared with 15 in the previous 12 months. In contrast, the number...

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