Health & safety news

TUC health and safety report 2016

TUC safety reps report 201627 September 2016

The 2016 biennial health and safety representatives report can be downloaded here

  • asbestos

    The asbestos crisis - Why Britain needs an eradication law23 February 2016

    All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health

  • Mesothelioma in the Midlands conference 2014

    Mesothelioma in the Midlands conference 20147 April 2014

    An opportunity to meet and share experiences A chance to hear about current and developing treatments, to tell people about the information you find useful and to learn about the help that is available for patients and their families, on 12 May 2014 in Derby.

  • Unite health and safety guide link group

    Updated health & safety guide now available28 November 2013

    Unite's comprehensive health & safety guide has been updated with a legal & political update inside the front cover. Download it here.

  • Health and safety, legal and political update, October 2013

    Health & safety briefing - legal & political update, November 201328 November 2013

    This briefing is issued to update members on recent health & safety changes, most of which are effective from 1 October 2013

  • Euro safety week 2013

    Working together for risk prevention28 August 2013

    The European campaign continues for its second year. Unite's leaflet marking the campaign working together for risk prevention - with a new focus on corporate social responsibility - can be found here. Unite is sending printed supplies to all regional offices and National Industrial Sector Committees and additional supplies will be available from the Health and Safety Unit at Holborn.

  • Gas ring

    Hot weather working warning16 July 2013

    The Met Office has issued a level 2 Heat Health Watch for 15-17 July for the West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Southeast England and London areas.

  • HSE

    HSE fatal injury statistics published 2 July 2013 - comment from the Unite Rural and Agricultural Sector5 July 2013

    There were 29 fatal injuries to workers in agriculture, compared to the average of 36 for the previous five years. The rate of fatal injury in 2012/13 is 8.8, compared to the five-year average rate of 11.1. While that is a reduction, it is still a fifth of all worker fatalities (148).

  • Action Mesothelioma Day 2013

    Friday 5 July, Action Mesothelioma Day events2 July 2013

    Events around the country, including Len McCluskey speaking at an event in Manchester.

  • Piper 25 Workforce Involvement Day

    PIPER25 Workforce Involvement Day19 June 2013

    To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, Step Change in Safety & the HSE are jointly running a Workforce Involvement Day, at the AECC on Wednesday 19 June 2013 which will run in parallel with PIPER25 –a three-day offshore safety conference run by Oil & Gas UK. Please click here for further information about this conference. There will be 50 free spaces made available for Elected Safety Representatives .