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Download TUC gender checklist (PDF) Introduction People come in all
TUC and HSE guidance for health and safety representatives.
There is a interactive resource available for anyone who wants

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 purple box on the right.

Hazards magazine 

Hazards magazine provides the information and resources to make the union job easier. www.hazards.org ​


Less than one in three women are given protective clothing specifically designed for women, according to a report published by the TUC today (Friday).
28 April 2017
The new Memorial Stone to workers throughout the world who have suffered illness, injury or death as a consequence of their work will be unveiled in Leeds on 28 April.
26 April 2017
“Remember the dead – Fight for the living” #IWMD17 On Friday 28th April across the world, millions of workers, unions and families stand together. We remember all those killed at and by work and we fight for the living because no-one should ever die just for going to work: Stop...
26 April 2017
Workers' Memorial Day takes place every year on 28 April. The purpose behind the day is to 'remember the dead: fight for the living' and unions are asked to focus on both areas, by holding events or memorial services to remember people killed through work but at the same time...
23 April 2017
Download A TUC guide on gender in occupational safety and health (PDF) Introduction Unions are committed to improving the working lives and conditions of all workers. Pressing for healthy, safe workplaces for everyone is part and parcel of the union representative’s role. Being aware of the issues relating to gender...
21 April 2017
Download TUC gender checklist (PDF) Introduction People come in all shapes and when it comes to health and safety the “one size fits all” approach just does not apply. Nowhere is that clearer than when we are looking at gender. Considering gender in health and safety is a very real...
21 April 2017
Number 796 - 22 April 2017 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. Past issues are available. Disclaimer and Privacy Editor: Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at [email protected] Contents EVENTS Count down to...
21 April 2017
​​​​​​​The TUC has today (Friday) published a new guide for trade union representatives to help them take gender differences between men and women into account when identifying health and safety concerns at work.
21 April 2017
Number 795 - 8 april 2017 Risks is the TUC's weekly online bulletin for safety reps and others. Sign up to receive this bulletin every week. Past issues are available. Disclaimer and Privacy Editor: Rory O'Neill of Hazards magazine. Comments to the TUC at [email protected] Contents UNION NEWS PM should...
07 April 2017
There will be lots of events taking place in Yorkshire and the Humber Region to mark Workers Memorial Day. Follow this link to see details of the events arranged so far.
07 April 2017

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