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Many union representatives will wish to ensure that those who
TUC guidance on checking whether your occupational health provider is
This guide introduces union health and safety represntatives to the

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 ​


After the success of the first edition in early 2012, the TUC has revised this popular manual to include recent legal changes in employment law and employee rights. It will be of use not only to stewards but also to anyone who represents, advises or supports members, including learning, equality,...
05 December 2016
Number 779 - 3 December 2016 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 Action call...
02 December 2016
Number 778 - 26 November 2016 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 Make sure...
24 November 2016
The TUC and BOHS have produced a guide that explains the importance of occupational hygiene and the role it plays in protecting workers.
23 November 2016
Number 777 - 19 November 2016 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 Prison officers...
18 November 2016
This reps guide provides useful information on supporting trans members in the workplace. It includes the legal framework, practical advice, case studies and good practice.
17 November 2016
Number 776 - 12 November 2016 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 Tribunal fees...
09 November 2016
Number 775 - 5 November 2016 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 Uber victory...
04 November 2016
Number 774 - 29 October 2016 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 Directors to...
26 October 2016
More than 60 Health and Safety reps attended the Health & Safety Forum event held on Tuesday 18 th October in Newcastle. In her introduction, Beth Farhat, TUC Regional Secretary, said today’s event is one in a series organised by the Forum in response to requests from workplace health and...
21 October 2016

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