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It took union campaigns to deliver the comprehensive health and safety legislation that the UK workforce enjoys.

Cover of hazards magazine
The new issue of Hazards Magazine is out now

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 then you can access it through the green box that appears on the page

The most recent documents available on this subject are:

Court challenge to cancer payouts
A nine-week battle started this week in the High Court and will see insurance companies seek to evade liability for a large number of asbestos compensation payouts.
PDF version available for download
6 June 2008

Risks 359 - 7 June 2008
Health and safety newsletter 7 June 2008
PDF version available for download
6 June 2008

Stress inaction requries enforcement action
The TUC has welcomed new research showing how managers can take action to prevent workplace stress, but has said those who don't get the message should face a genuine prosecution risk.
PDF version available for download
6 June 2008

UK bids to weaken formaldehyde standard
The UK government has attempted to undermine a proposed new European exposure limit to protect workers from a chemical linked to allergies and cancer.
PDF version available for download
6 June 2008

Union backs criminal attack fund
A fund to provide financial assistance to security employees who suffer serious injury as a result of a criminal attack at work has been launched.
PDF version available for download
6 June 2008

TUC response to CIPD research into workplace stress
Commenting on guidelines published today (Tuesday) by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and Investors in People (IIP) on how managers can prevent and reduce stress in the workplace, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “While this research is interesting and useful, the sad fact is that more and more people are having their health damaged by stress in the workplace. The only way the tide will be turned is if the HSE and local authority regulators start taking the issue seriously and prosecute the worst offenders.
4 June 2008

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