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History of awareness of risks of asbestos

Folder of material gathered by Dalton on the history of the awareness and knowledge of the risks of asbestos. Numbered and annotated by Dalton. Includes copies of:

  • annual reports and correspondence of Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops, 1898-1947
  • Home Office reports, 1930-1935
  • annual report of Medical Officer of Health, London Borough of Barking, 1945
  • Turner & Newall correspondence, 1943-1957
  • academic articles and publications, 1904-1994
  • press cuttings, 1920s-1983

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.

Alan Dalton papers

  • GB 249 DAL
  • Collectie
  • 1899 - 2003

Correspondence and papers from most of Dalton's career. The collection includes:

  • papers on Dalton's career and the libel cases brought against him
  • correspondence and papers originating from Dalton's roles at the British Society for Social Responsibility in Science, the Transport and General Workers' Union, the Environment Agency and others
  • correspondence with fellow activists, occupational health experts, academics, doctors, solicitors, politicians, trade unionists, campaign groups, asbestos victim support groups and others
  • subject files on environmental and occupational health issues, particularly asbestos
  • publications by Dalton and letters to the press
  • consultancy and expert witness work
  • notes and papers from conferences and meetings
  • 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.
  • press cuttings on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health issues
  • Dalton's library of books, academic papers, reports and other publications on asbestos and other environmental and occupational health issues

Dalton, Alan James Patrick, 1946-2003, safety and environmental campaigner

Academic papers

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

Environmental and occupational health topics other than asbestos

Academic papers and reports collected by Dalton on a variety of environmental and occupational health topics other than asbestos. Topics include factory inspectors, environmental health risk assessment and risk management, environmental regulation, health and safety regulation, dust control, ventilation, local exhaust systems, compressed air spraying, respiratory protection, asthma, cardiovascular disease, industrial lead poisoning, manual handling, musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive strain injuries, work-related stress, shiftwork and long working hours, sickness absence, work-related deaths, noise, cleaning agents, dry-cleaning solvents, hazardous waste treatment, municipal waste management, recycling, man-made mineral fibres, organophosphates, ethics in occupational medicine, MRSA, air pollution, and the health of oil workers, miners, paper-recycling workers and workers in sewage treatment works.

Many of the works are annotated by Dalton.

Asbestos

Academic papers, letters to journal editors, theses and reports on asbestos collected by Dalton. Many of the works are annotated by Dalton.

Barry Castleman

  • GB 249 DAL/7/1
  • Bestanddeel
  • 1990 - 2003 with enclosures 1938 - 1964
  • Part of Alan Dalton papers

Correspondence between Dalton and Barry Castleman, environmental consultant, on asbestos-related issues. Subjects include Turner & Newall (including copies of Turner & Newall correspondence, 1938-1964), Richard Doll, Irving Selikoff, World Trade Organization asbestos case.

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.

History of health and safety at work

Folder entitled ‘H&S History II’ on the history of health and safety at work. Includes:

  • transcript of proceedings at Labour Research Department Speakers' School, 1942
  • account of proceedings at open meeting of National Union of Railwaymen, 1943
  • Amalgamated Engineering Union first report on health and welfare enquiry, 1944
  • report of Labour Research Department conference on accidents and ill health at work, 1960
  • press release by Health and Safety Executive announcing first health and safety prosecution on indictment for alleged infringement of health and safety legislation, 1975
  • Association of Scientific, Technical and Managerial Staffs special report on Vinyl Chloride Monomer, 1980
  • 'Reagan in the workplace: unravelling the health and safety net' by Philip J. Simon, 1983
  • academic papers on various health and safety at work issues, 1948-1991

Silicosis

Academic papers, press releases and fact sheets on silicosis.

Morris Greenberg

  • GB 249 DAL/7/3
  • Bestanddeel
  • 1995 - 2003 with enclosures from 1965
  • Part of Alan Dalton papers

Correspondence between Dalton and Morris Greenberg, physician, on asbestos-related issues. Subjects include asbestos exposure and dockers. Also included are copies of Turner & Newall correspondence on TUC submission to Advisory Committee on Asbestos, 1977.

Toilet paper

Research carried out by Dalton for Labour Research Department on merits of hard versus soft toilet paper.

Press cuttings

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

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