The government introduced regulations to protect workers in asbestos factories in 1931. Regulations to safeguard shipyard workers only appeared in the 60s and 70s.

First broadcast:
3 February 2005

Use this clip to illustrate working conditions in Scottish industry in the 1940s. What were the factors that led to improvements in workers’ conditions and their protection? Were they economic, social, political or moral? Relate the issues involved to the power of unions and political development of the working classes.Could link to discussion of industrial health and safety and discussion of work and health issues.