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Alan Dalton papers Series
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Academic papers

Academic papers, theses and reports on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health issues, collected by Dalton.

Asbestos

Series of files on asbestos-related topics. Some files were created by Dalton in the course of a single role, eg as Researcher in Health and Safety at the Labour Research Department, whereas other files span more than one role.

British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Dalton was Research Fellow in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety at the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science (BSSRS) from 1974 to 1978 and subsequently on the editorial board of Hazards magazine, the magazine on health and safety in the workplace produced by the BSSRS. This series comprises papers and correspondence originating from both these roles, including an incomplete run of Hazards magazine.

British Society for Social Responsibility in Science

Campaign and support groups

Correspondence and papers originating from Dalton's interactions with various campaign and support groups. Most of the groups were concerned with asbestos.

Career/Personal

Correspondence and papers on Dalton's career, libel cases brought against him and his health.

Conferences and meetings

Correspondence and papers relating to conferences and meetings on asbestos (mainly) and other environmental and occupational health topics. Dalton attended many of these events.

Consultancy work

Correspondence, reports and notes originating from Dalton's consultancy work, mostly concerning asbestos.

Environment Agency

Dalton was a community representative on the board of the Environment Agency from 1999 to 2001 when he was fired. The bulk of this series originates from that role.

Environmental and occupational health topics other than asbestos

Series of files on environmental and occupational health topics other than asbestos. Some files were created by Dalton in the course of a single role, eg as Researcher in Health and Safety at the Labour Research Department, whereas other files span more than one role.

Health and Safety Executive

Dalton accused the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of a lack of openness about its enforcement record and requested information under its open-government policy. He subsequently complained about the HSE to the Ombudsman. This series includes correspondence and papers about those requests and complaints.

The series also includes correspondence and papers resulting from other interactions between Dalton and the HSE. There is, for example, correspondence between Dalton and the HSE on asbestos-related topics. There are also papers on the proposed amendments to the control of asbestos at work regulations, papers on the HSE campaign to increase awareness of duty to manage risks from asbestos in the workplace as well as various HSE circulars, press releases and leaflets, mainly on asbestos.

Press cuttings

Press cuttings collected by Dalton on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health issues.

Publications

Published works on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health issues collected by Dalton. Includes several works by Dalton.

Television and radio programmes

Correspondence and papers relating to Dalton's involvement in the production of television and radio programmes on asbestos, together with a series of video recordings and transcripts of documentaries and other programmes collected by Dalton on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health and safety topics.

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