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Lead Register launched

Unite has launched a Lead Exposure Register. The Register allows members who have been exposed to lead at work to record their details.

Asbestos warning as workers put at risk

(Northern Ireland)

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.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: ETUC calls for new laws

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.

Europe-wide campaign promoting sustainable work and healthy ageing for all


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.

Concern over missing Didcot victims

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.

Didcot Power Station

Alton Towers owner pleads guilty over crash

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.

Alton Towers

Corporate manslaughter firm ordered to publicise conviction

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.