Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which is almost indestructible.
Its resistance to heat led to its use in thousands of products yet medical science has proved that breathing asbestos dust can kill.
Despite being banned in 1999 asbestos is still the biggest single cause of work related deaths in the UK.
Construction blacklisting campaign
Individuals have been prevented from further employment in construction and other sectors by employers who have operated a "blacklist" of those who they don't want to employ again.
This has ruined their chances of future employment and ruined many lives.
No to TTIP
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be a massive catastrophe for workplace health & safety standards, amongst other things, if and when it comes into law.
It represents a huge "race to the bottom "on work safety, as standards stand to be lowered to those in the US and other countries where standards are lower than they are in the UK.
Work with the Hazards Campaign network
WMHT is part of the Hazards Campaign, a network of organisations and campaigners on health and safety at work, who also produce very useful resources.
WMHT regualrly supports and takes part in the work of the Hazards Campaign, including International Workers' Memorial Day with events in several parts of the Midlands.