UNISON believes health and safety in the workplace is an issue for everyone. Every year, thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health at work - most of which could be avoided.
Health and safety
Smoking in the workplace
Employers must, by law, prevent people from smoking at work if within an enclosed space or certain vehicles. Employers should consult their employees and their UNISON reps on an appropriate smoking policy.
WRULD and RSI
Work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) covers a range of disorders of the hand, wrist, arm, shoulder and neck and includes specific medical diagnoses (eg carpal tunnel) and other conditions often called repetitive strain injuries (RSI).