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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.


Burnout linked to performance management The closely policed pressure to perform at work is creating a generation of burnout victims, experts have warned. Online publication Equal Times reports almost one worker in ten is at risk of burnout. In some professions, the numbers affected are as high as 40 per...
25 July 2014
Burnout linked to performance management The closely policed pressure to perform at work is creating a generation of burnout victims, experts have warned. Online publication Equal Times reports almost one worker in ten is at risk of burnout. In some professions, the numbers affected are as high as 40 per...
25 July 2014
Cameron says ‘no’ to blacklisting inquiry The prime minister has confirmed he will not support a public inquiry into blacklisting of union reps for raising safety and other concerns on site. In an interview with journalist Adam Smith, author of the bestseller ‘Obama and Me’, David Cameron said: “What is...
25 July 2014
Rail accidents surge as staffing levels fall Rail passengers and staff have been the victims of a surge in incidents resulting in injury and death as staffing levels are cut back, latest statistics show. A new report on rail health and safety from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) showed...
25 July 2014
Occupational therapists in bullying victory Occupational therapists at Greenwich council are celebrating victory in a ‘bullying culture’ dispute. The therapists, members of Unite, took three days of strike action over alleged bullying and harassment, and the suspension of a work colleague accused of being too friendly with staff ( Risks...
25 July 2014
Number 664 - 26 July 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...
23 July 2014
Number 663 - 19 July 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...
18 July 2014
With the temperatures likely to hit the low 30°Cs tomorrow (Friday) across the South East, and the mid to high 20°Cs in other parts of England and Wales, the TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes to help their staff work through the heatwave as comfortably...
17 July 2014
Asbestos disease victims deserve better treatment Unions are asking their members to sign an e-petition calling on the government to provide funding for research into treatments and cures for asbestos-related diseases. Urging members to put their names to the online petition to the Department of Health, construction union UCATT said...
11 July 2014
Campaigners press for asbestos justice Asbestos disease campaigners, politicians and unions spoke out on 4 July to mark Action Mesothelioma Day, calling for urgent action to combat the deadly asbestos cancer. Deaths from mesothelioma, which is incurable and now kills in excess of 2,500 people a year, are still to...
11 July 2014

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