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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 ​


Number 805 - 24 June 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 Why the...
22 June 2017
As temperatures are set to hit over 30 degrees Celsius in parts of the UK this week the South West TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax workplace dress codes to help staff cope. Health and Safety laws should also be amended to introduce a safe maximum workplace temperature.
20 June 2017
With temperatures hitting over 30degC in parts of the UK this week, the TUC is calling on employers to temporarily relax their workplace dress codes so staff can work through the heatwave as comfortably as possible.
20 June 2017
A TUC guide for trade union activists on dealing with high temperatures in the workplace.
16 June 2017
Number 804 - 17 June 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 Celebrating 40...
15 June 2017
Concern at working time abuses at Parseq Young people employed at a Sunderland call centre are being required to work longer shifts with fewer breaks than are required by law, a union has charged. GMB, the union for workers at the Parseq call centre on Doxford Park, is calling on...
09 June 2017
Too much work plus staffing cuts equals stress Staff at a privatised probation company are suffering high levels of stress as a result of intensive, high paced work and unrealistic deadlines, a joint union survey has found. Napo and UNISON represent staff employed in five Purple Futures Community Rehabilitation Companies...
09 June 2017
Number 803 - 10 June 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 Too much...
07 June 2017
It is with great sadness that Carole (Harte) Williams, a great friend of the movement, recently passed away. Carole was a champion of health and safety for many years and will be sorely missed. Kathy Gaffney from the West Midlands Hazards Trust knew Carole for many years and has penned...
02 June 2017
Number 802 - 3 June 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 Unite condemns...
01 June 2017

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