We believe the remedial pesticide and wood preservative treatment industry must be properly regulated and that the UK pesticides approval system is inadequate and secretive.
It is illegal for employers to use possibly toxic chemicals without assessing their likely harmful effects and taking steps to protect employees. In the Centre's experience the best protection lies not in the under-funded Health and Safety Executive but in having an active trade union health and safety representative, since they can use their legal rights to information and consultation and enjoy some protection from victimisation over health and safety matters.
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