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
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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 then you can access it through the orange box that appears on the page.
The most recent documents available on this subject are:Risks 605 - 18 May 2013
Health and safety newsletter 18 May 2013PDF version available for download
Around 300,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year, and every year more than 150,000 people die from the disease. Estimates of how many are caused through work vary considerably. The HSE has estimated there are around 13,500 new cas...PDF version available for download
Health & Safety Newsletter - 11 MayPDF version available for download
The passage last week of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act means workers will only be able to claim compensation for a workplace injury or disease if they can demonstrate employer negligence, even if it is accepted that employer had broken cri...PDF version available for download
Russia's support for global asbestos trade has been exposed by Putin-masked protesters in a union-backed action outside its London embassy. Russia is the world's largest asbestos exporter, accounting for 75 per cent of all exports worldwide.PDF version available for download
Unite members and blacklisted workers have staged noisy protests against firms involved in the massive Crossrail construction jobPDF version available for download
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