Monday 28 April 2008

WMD: Semiconductor Safety

No, WMD isn't "Weapons of Mass Destruction", it's "Workers' Memorial Day".

As well as many other activities (including safety inspections in my own workplace), UNITE has chosen Workers' Memorial Day to renew the call for more research into cancer risks associated with the semiconductor and computer manufacturing industries.

In industries where the substances and processes change rapidly, workers can't rely on legislation to protect them, as it often takes decades to catch up. Well trained safety reps with the backing of the workforce and strong legal powers are absolutely vital.

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