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From January 2015 the Government will be providing a new
This is a guide for union representatives on the Government's
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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 orange box that appears on the page.


Labour promises action to protect workers’ lives Labour shadow ministers Stephen Timms and Kate Green have said a future Labour government will take action to improve enforcement of safety standards, support union safety reps and will “prioritise occupational health and the prevention of occupational illnesses.” In an article published on...
01 May 2015
Roundup, WHO and the pesticide lobby The food system must be ‘transformed’ to keep deadly pesticides out of the workplace and the food chain, the global farm and food union federation IUF has said. The union body was speaking out in the wake of a March 2015 report in the...
01 May 2015
Number 700 - 2 May 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 healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk. Contents UNION NEWS Happiness report...
30 April 2015
From January 2015 the Government will be providing a new voluntary service to workers that have been off work for four weeks through injury or illness.The aim of the new Fit for Work service is to help these employees return to work more quickly. Below you'll find a taster of...
29 April 2015
date: 23 April 2015 embargo : 00.01 hrs Tuesday 28 April 2015 International Workers’ Memorial Day (Tuesday, 28 April) serves as a reminder to workers across the globe that many of them are at daily risk of accidents, injury and illness at work, says the TUC. The event is an...
28 April 2015
Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers. Workers' Memorial Day is held on 28 April...
27 April 2015
Number 699 - 25 April 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 healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk. Contents UNION NEWS Grave reminder...
24 April 2015
Workers Memorial Day is on 28 April and there are events to commemorate the day happening in various venues throughout the region. Please see our events page for information about these. Visit Workers Memorial Day 2015 for more information.
21 April 2015
Number 698 - 18 April 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 healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk. Contents UNION NEWS Most paramedics...
15 April 2015
Number 697 - 11 April 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 healthandsafety@tuc.org.uk. Contents UNION NEWS Government gets...
10 April 2015

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