Health and Safety

A number of events have been organised by organisations across the North West to mark International Worker’s Memorial Day on Thursday 28 th April. These are the events we have been told about. Remember the Dead. Fight for the Living. #IWMD16 Blackburn – Organised by Blackburn & Districts Trades Union...
22 April 2016
Number 747 - 23 April 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 Unite launches...
21 April 2016
‘Blacklisting mastermind’ refuses to give evidence The alleged architect of the construction blacklisting scandal, Cullum McAlpine, has declined to give evidence when the case comes before the High Court next month. Unite condemned the decision by the top director of Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd as ‘a further gross insult’ to...
15 April 2016
Contractor jailed over trench death A self-employed contractor has been jailed after an employee was killed when the trench he was working in collapsed. William Ryan Evans was contracted to construct a drainage field comprised of infiltration pipes laid at the bottom of deep trenches. He employed two workers and...
15 April 2016
Six years in jail for building boss after fatal fall A construction boss has been jailed for six years after being convicted of gross negligence manslaughter. Two of his employees fell through a roof they were repairing in separate incidents on the same day, with the man who died having...
15 April 2016
Study links many jobs to non-Hodgkin lymphoma New research has identified a wide range of occupations associated with a risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a group of related cancers affecting the body’s immune system. The large-scale study, conducted by more than 30 researchers from 13 countries, included an analysis of 10...
15 April 2016
Number 746 - 16 April 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 Voluntary standards...
13 April 2016
Keyboard use led to RSI and job loss A Unite member has been awarded £30,000 in damages after developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI) from excessive use of a computer keyboard. The 31-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, suffered a strain injury to her right wrist while working...
08 April 2016
Number 745 - 9 April 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 HSE to...
07 April 2016
Number 744 - 02 April 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] UNION NEWS - Nudge theory...
31 March 2016

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