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Want to know what's going on in health and safety first? Health and safety is one of the main concerns of working people, and trade unions are central to health and safety developments in Britain. So news from the TUC and trade unions is important. Rather than buy half a dozen monthly health and safety magazines and getting stale news, often garbled in the telling and re-telling, get the news straight from the people making it. RISKS is the TUC's weekly online bulletin, edited by award-winning HAZARDS editor Rory O'Neill. You'll get news from the TUC and the unions (and from the HSE and others) direct, all for free. Register to receive your copy direct every weekend, like more than 10,000 other people.
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Cancer study casts doubt on chemical standards Chemical exposure standards “should be revisited” because low level exposures to a mix of substances which individually might be harmless can together present a cancer risk, a major study has concluded. The Halifax Project, a high-profile taskforce formed in 2013 by the international...
03 July 2015
Number 709 - 4 July 2015 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 HSE’s academic...
02 July 2015
Number 708 - 27 June 2015 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 HSE replaces...
24 June 2015
Number 707 - 20 June 2015 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...
18 June 2015
Number 706 - 13 June 2015 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 G7 starts...
10 June 2015
Council fined after a decade of asbestos neglect A London council fined for its criminal failings on asbestos safety should listen more closely to its safety reps, a union has urged. UNISON reps on Waltham Forest Borough Council were speaking out after the local authority was fined for exposing members...
05 June 2015
Low level solvent exposure linked to breast cancer Women exposed to low levels of common organic solvents at work are 20 per cent more likely to develop breast cancer, a new study suggests. The study looked at 1,205 women diagnosed with primary breast cancer between 2009 and 2011 and who...
05 June 2015
The trade agreement that threatens our safety There is still time to tell your member of the European Parliament (MEP) that a major trade deal should not be allowed to undermine workers’ rights and safety, the TUC has said. The union body warned last year that the Transatlantic Trade and...
05 June 2015
USA: ‘Silent epidemic’ linked to work chemicals Workplace chemical exposures are the eighth leading cause of death in the US, but the country lacks any prevention strategy, an advocacy group has warned. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) said these exposures are responsible for more than 40,000 premature deaths each...
05 June 2015
Number 705 - 6 June 2015 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] UNION NEWS The trade agreement...
03 June 2015

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