Guides for workers

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These guides have been produced with the Health for Work advice line which aims to give information to both employers and workers on a range of health related information. They are intended for workers and cover a range of health issues that may affect you in your work.

Advice on individual problems can also be found on Worksmart.

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This is a short guide for representatives and union members on how to claim IIDB.
19 September 2016
With health and work being closely linked, the TUC has today (Thursday) published guidance on well-being at work. The new TUC guidance – Work and well-being – sets out the importance of healthy workplaces and provides advice on how to handle specific issues such as smoking, obesity and stress. Stress...
10 December 2015
This guide explains how being a new or expectant mother can affect you and others at work. It explains the employer's responsibilities and outlines what help is available to employees.
30 April 2013
This guide explains how working with sewage can affect you and others at work. It explains the employer's responsibilities and outlines what help is available to employees.
30 April 2013
This guide explains how meningitis can affect you and others at work. It explains the employer's responsibilities and outlines what help is available to employees.
30 April 2013
This guide explains how working with fork lift trucks can affect you and others at work. It explains the employer's responsibilities and outlines what help is available to employees.
29 April 2013
This guide explains how working in extreme temperatures can affect you and others at work. It explains the employer's responsibilities and outlines what help is available to employees.
29 April 2013
This guide explains how working with display screen equipment can affect you and others at work. It explains the employer's responsibilities and outlines what help is available to employees.
29 April 2013
This guide looks at how working in and near water can affect you.
29 April 2013
This fact sheet looks at the health considerations of working with animals.
29 April 2013

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