Unite has launched a Lead Exposure Register. The Register allows members who have been exposed to lead at work to record their details.
Safety First - Wiser Safety
The welfare of workers in the ready-made garment industry was debated in the Houses of Parliament.
The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has warned that recent prosecutions relating to asbestos management failings show that workers and businesses are still being put in jeopardy.
Every year on 28 April, the trade unions stage an event to condemn deaths caused by work. This year, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has chosen to focus on the need to adopt new health and safety laws at EU level. “Workers need better protection. New laws are needed now,” said Esther Lynch, the ETUC Confederal Secretary in charge of occupational health and safety issues.
The European Commission and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in cooperation with the Netherlands EU Presidency has launched a two-year Europe-wide campaign: Healthy Workplaces for All Ages, which is the world's biggest campaign in this area. Focusing on sustainable work and workplace safety and health in the context of the ageing workforce, the campaign provides a timely reminder that the younger workers of today are the older workers of tomorrow.
The Unite union has expressed ‘increasing concern’ over the time it is taking to locate and recover the bodies of three missing men following the collapse of Didcot power station on 23 February.
One million people who work in crowded places in the UK are to be trained over the next 12 months in how to deal with a possible terrorist attack.
Experts are calling for stricter drone regulations after one of the devices is believed to have hit an aircraft approaching Heathrow airport.
Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, the owners of Alton Towers, has admitted charges of breaching health and safety laws following the Smiler rollercoaster crash last June.
A building firm which was fined £200,000 following the death of a 28-year-old worker who was fatally crushed when a 2.9 metre retaining wall collapsed onto him, has been ordered to take out an advert on the Construction Enquirer detailing its prosecution.