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TUC spells health and safety

It took union campaigns to deliver the comprehensive health and safety legislation that the UK workforce enjoys.

But it takes union know how, resources and campaigns to make workplaces as safe as possible. That's why TUC and unions provide high calibre resources and training for trade union safety reps.

These union reps are the reason union workplaces are safer workplaces. This website is part of TUC's work to ensure union safety reps have the information and resources to continue and to improve that work

Sign up for Risks, the TUC's e-mail bulletin on health and safety. You'll get Health and Safety news from the TUC and the unions direct.

Hazards at Work online

The chapters on individual risks from the TUC publication "Hazards at Work" are now available on-line. To access them, click on a subject on the left of this page and, if there is a corresponding chapter available, you can access it through the orange box that appears on the page.


Although most workplaces have been smoke free for a number of years problems can still arise over the implementation of the current law, or the provision of smoking breaks. In addition there has been a marked increase in the use of electronic cigarettes, whose use is not regulated at present...
16 April 2014
Workplace compensation cases have fallen by more than 50 per cent in the last decade, reveals a new joint report published today (Wednesday) by the TUC and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). It is common to hear stories that the UK is rife with a compensation culture and...
16 April 2014
It is common to hear stories that the UK is rife with a compensation culture and is becoming risk averse as a result of compensation claims. However, The Compensation Myth – which tackles seven myths about compensation – smashes this misconception and finds that there were 183,342 compensation claims in...
15 April 2014
Number 650 - 12 April 2014 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. To receive this bulletin every week, click here . Past issues are available . Disclaimer and Privacy Editor : Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk Contents Union...
11 April 2014
This report outlines the effects of the last four years of the governments deregulatory policies on health and safety on workers.
10 April 2014
Union health and safety reps gathered at Newcastle Civic Centre on Tuesday 1 st April to discuss the health and safety implications involved in the production and use of nanomaterials. Attendees were welcomed by Edwin Jeffries, Chair of the Northern TUC Health and Safety Forum who introduced the first speaker,...
07 April 2014
Number 649 - 5 April 2014 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. To receive this bulletin every week, click here . Past issues are available . Disclaimer and Privacy Editor : Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk Contents Union...
04 April 2014
Benefits Advice for people affected by Cancer In conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support we are offering this bite size briefing which will give an overview of the work being undertaken by the Northern TUC Asbestos Support and Campaign Group. The briefing will also give an insight into the benefit entitlements...
03 April 2014
A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion of older people in Britain now than at any time in recent history and it is likely to increase. At present one in every six people is over the age of 65, but by 2033 that is expected to rise...
31 March 2014
Number 648 -29 March 2014 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. To receive this bulletin every week, click here . Past issues are available . Disclaimer and Privacy Editor : Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk Contents Union News...
28 March 2014

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