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Trade union approach to control of toxic substances

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The paper deals with some of the problems associated with toxic substances in the work environment, it illustrates these by reference to case studies. It also looks at the involvement of Trade Unions in health and safety issues. It points out flaws and limitations of the present legislative measures; the need to detect toxic substances before they are introduced into the workplace. There is a strong argument for new procedures and regulations to control and license toxic substances; it sets out criteria advocated by Trade Unions towards achieving this. It shows how a whole new strategy has to be agreed to, a strategy that puts as its priority the health of the population as a whole.

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General Secretary of the Association of Technical and Managerial Staffs. A major Trade Union for scientist, technologists and technicians etc. in the UK.

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Jenkins, C. Trade union approach to control of toxic substances. Environmentalist 1, 43–51 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02239376

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