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A guide for workplace representatives There is a higher proportion
This booklet primarily deals with cancers caused through exposures that
Guidance for union health and safety representatives This new guidance

The TUC produces a range of guides and reports for safety representatives and others. A number of the more recent ones appear below. In addition guidance on most major issues can be found in the TUC book "Hazards at Work: Organising for safe and healthy workplaces", the best-selling guide to health and safety at work. To buy a copy order here (if you are a safety representative on a TUC training course please speak to your tutor about getting a discounted copy)


This report shares the findings of the eleventh biannual TUC survey of health and safety reps. It is designed to provide the TUC and its affiliated unions with information about who health and safety reps are, and what their experiences and needs are. Responses to the survey - available to...
28 October 2014
The TUC have produced a guide for safety representatives on how to use the HSE Management Standards on tackling work-related stress. In the absence of specific legislation, these standards, based on the risk assessment approach, are seen as the most useful method of tackling stress in the workplace. The guide...
23 September 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
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
This guidance is intended to assist union representatives and members in ensuring that the health and safety of employees is not put at risk as a result of the current crisis. It is not intended to deal with the wider societal issues, although unions are already heavily involved in supporting...
13 February 2014
This booklet primarily deals with cancers caused through exposures that are a result of work.
07 February 2012
Guidance for union health and safety representatives This new guidance outlines the case for stronger action against dust and shows that the current standards used for the assessment of dust exposure in the workplace are totally inadequate. This TUC publication says that there is now clear scientific evidence which suggests...
02 September 2011
A new TUC report published today (Tuesday) reveals that more than 20,000 people in the UK are killed prematurely by their work every year. The Case for Health and Safety smashes the myth that Britain is one of the safest places to work and demonstrates that health and safety at...
07 September 2010
Report reveals that 20,000 people in the UK are killed prematurely by their work every year.
07 September 2010
Maintenance work can be hazardous. Although it is estimated that 6% of the working population are involved in maintenance work (not always all the time), it is estimated that, throughout Europe, between 15 and 20% of injuries at work happen during maintenance work.
22 July 2010

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