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Safety, Health and Environmental Hazards at the Workplace

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 10 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1015
  1. J M Harrington, director.
  1. Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham

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    A J P Dalton

    Cassell, £19.99, pp 282

    ISBN 0 304 33291 7

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    Earning a living is a necessity for most people, unless they can afford not to work or have others to provide for them. Having an occupation should, however, be a psychologically rewarding experience. What it should not be is a cause of misery, illness, injury, or death. Yet in the United Kingdom at the end of the second millennium over 300 people are killed at work each year and 130 000 are injured, a quarter of them seriously. Furthermore, surveys based on self assessment …

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