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This briefing for safety representatives and union members gives advice
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This is guidance for activists on reporting work-related violence

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.


The UK’s network of 100,000 trade union health and safety reps not only help reduce injuries and ill-health at work, but save the economy many millions of pounds, according to a new TUC report published today (Friday).
12 February 2016
Number 738 -13 Feb 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 TUC condemns government...
10 February 2016
One in eight people have experienced violence at work, according to research published by the TUC today (Monday). The poll, carried out by YouGov for the TUC and released today to coincide with the start of Heartunions week, reveals that 12% of people have experienced work-related violence – such as...
08 February 2016
The Yorkshire and Humber TUC Women’s Forum are pleased to invite you to join us in celebrating International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Leeds. Please fill out the attached application form to secure your place. The focus this year will be on women’s...
03 February 2016
Number 737 - 6 February 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 Incidents highlight...
03 February 2016
Public sector workers sleep deprived says new study by Leeds University.......
02 February 2016
Number 736 - 30 January 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 Insurers want...
28 January 2016
Number 735 - 23 January 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 Workers' Memorial...
21 January 2016
Workers' Memorial Day takes place every year on 28 April. The purpose behind the day is to 'remember the dead: fight for the living' and unions are asked to focus on both areas, by holding events or memorial services to remember people killed through work but at the same time...
18 January 2016
Number 734 - 16 January 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 Bad employers...
14 January 2016

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