By Peter J Baxter, Tar-Ching Aw, Anne Cockcroft, Paul Durrington, J Malcolm Harrington
The tenth variation of the vintage textbook of occupational diseases.
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INDUSTRIALIZATION AND RISK Early accounts of industrial hazards include the pioneering studies by Agricola (1494–1555) and Paracelsus (1493–1541). 17 Their concern to ameliorate the harshness of mine labour and the vulnerability of workers to human as well as environmental abuse remained a strong feature of industrial and medical commentaries into the nineteenth century. 1 Children hauled trucks of coal and women, almost naked, were harnessed like horses to coal trucks. 2 Georgius Agricola (Georg Bauer) (1494–1555).
32 More practically, the association of anthrax with raw materials used in one of Britain’s staple industries provoked fresh activism in the local labour force and a strong campaign resulted in the adoption in the early 1880s of a voluntary code of preventive measures, including the use of tables with downdraught ventilation for sorting fleeces from regions most associated with dangerous wools. There was some improvement in recorded fatalities from anthrax and the earlier voluntary rules were extended to cover more groups of workers, tightened and made statutory (following a review by the Home Office’s Committee on Dangerous Trades after 1896).
As public regulators came under increasing pressure, bodies such as the British Occupational Hygiene Society provided standards that addressed, in a flawed analysis, the risk of asbestosis from chrysotile rather than that of cancer. The resultant controversy was sharpened by investigative journalism and media coverage (including the television documentary ‘Alice: a fight for life’), forcing the British Government to introduce a battery of controls, including a licensing regime for asbestos insulation and a register of mesothelioma cases.