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Award-winning work on mental health in Redditch and Bromsgrove

General secretary Dave Prentis visits branch to see first hand the practical help and support provided to members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes HSE report on needlesticks

Report finds 83% of organisations failing to comply with sharps regulations

Article on the UNISON National site.

Problems at work: librarian’s career destroyed by heavy lifting

Health and safety failings to blame for library assistant’s chronic back pain

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Problems at work: chef wins compensation after fall at work

Chef left permanently injured after fall at work

Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Hazards 2015: the 26th National Hazards Conference

Date
4 – 6 September 2015
Location
Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

This conference is the biggest safety rep conference in the UK, regularly attracting around 500 safety reps – almost half of them from UNISON

Event on the UNISON National site.

Are you at risk?

Are You At Risk? – UNISON’s pamphlet which aims to raise awareness about the importance of risk assessment amongst both members and potential members. The pamphlet explains the HSE’s five steps to risk assessment and within each step, includes a point for members to think about their work. Updated February 2018

Media on the UNISON National site.

Overcrowding health and safety information sheet

Explains the legal requirement on employers to ensure people can move freely and with ease at work and what action branches can take where this is not the case.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Asbestos Q&A

Aimed primarily at UNISON health & safety reps, this explains what asbestos is, the threat it poses to workers and the public, what UNISON is campaigning for and what branches and members can do to support the campaign and protect their members

Media on the UNISON National site.

Personal protective equipment

Learn about the health and safety issues around personal protective equipment.

Event on the UNISON National site.

UNISON attacks government obsession with sickness absence

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that days lost due to sickness absence fell in 2013

Article on the UNISON National site.

Workers Memorial Day Remembrance Service 2017

Date
28 April 2017 12:30pm
Location
Christ Church, Church Square, Hartlepool

Event on the UNISON Northern site.

National health and safety seminar

Date
29 March 2017 10:30am–5:30pm
Location
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 Newmarket Road Edinburgh EH14 1RJ

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Health and Safety Reps – 5 day course

Date
15 June 2016 10:00am
Location
Chelmsford and Norwich

Event on the UNISON Eastern site.

Ten top tips to make your workplaces safer

Media on the UNISON National site.

Health and safety

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.

Page on the UNISON National site.