Unions and campaigners launch asbestos campaign

The UK national union federation TUC and the grassroots Hazards Campaign teamed up in 2002 to launch an ‘Asbestos: No hiding place’ campaign. This included a joint guide for workplace safety reps, published in Hazards magazine, in anticipation of new asbestos regulations due out later in the 2002 that would impose new duties on employers and building owners to safely manage asbestos in an estimated 2 million building. TUC said its research showed the death toll from the “modern plague” of asbestos disease had been growing for a decade and was killing significantly more people each year than deaths on the roads.

Asbestos: No hiding place, TUC/Hazards Campaign, 2002. Also see: Hazards, number 77, January-March 2002.

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