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Health and Safety Changes since 201016/04/2014 12:25

Changes to health and safety regulation relating to schools since the Coalition Government came into office.

Guidance on the health and safety of older workers04/04/2014 12:51

The TUC has produced new guidance for workplace reps on the health and safety of older workers.

Battle for equality being undermined by Government cuts17/03/2014 15:39

The health, safety and wellbeing of women is being seriously undermined by the Coalition Government’s programme of attacks and cuts, the NASUWT has told this year’s TUC’s Women’s Conference.

NASUWT Health and Safety Briefing, March 201414/03/2014 10:18

The latest news and updates on health and safety.

Sickness decline disproves ‘sick culture’ claims06/03/2014 16:47

The average number of working days lost to sickness absence has fallen dramatically over the last 20 years, official figures show.

Education workers most likely to do unpaid overtime28/02/2014 0:03

Those working in education are the group most likely to do unpaid overtime, new figures released by the TUC have shown.

Small rise in violence at work27/02/2014 16:37

There has been a small increase in the number of violent incidents at work, the latest statistics for England and Wales have shown.

Guidance on supporting women workers through the menopause20/02/2014 12:43

The TUC has produced new guidance for union representatives on supporting women through the menopause at work.

UK lags behind on mental health support19/02/2014 11:52

The UK is the worst performing nation when it comes to supporting workplace mental health, according to a study by the OECD.

Sickness absence scheme raises concerns18/02/2014 15:44

The Coalition Government has announced the creation of a new Health and Work service, which from April will offer medical assessments and treatment plans to workers off sick for more than four weeks.

Pay inequality 'damages workers' health'29/01/2014 12:16

Workplaces with big gaps between the highest and lowest paid staff suffer reduced productivity and damage workers’ health, a new study has found.

Workers' Memorial Day 201429/01/2014 11:09

Monday April 28 marks Workers' Memorial Day 2014.

Mesothelioma Bill falls short of what is needed, NASUWT believes23/01/2014 12:08

A compensation plan for people who contract mesothelioma does not go far enough to support victims, the NASUWT believes.

NASUWT hits back at Government response to HSE review10/01/2014 10:38

The NASUWT has criticised the Coalition Government’s response to a review of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Manifesto sets out call for safety improvements07/01/2014 9:19

Regular safety inspections and a maximum temperature in the workplace are some of the improvements which the TUC is calling for in a new ten point safety manifesto.

Doubt at fall in injury figures06/11/2013 16:53

Scepticism has greeted the announcement by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that workplace injuries are ‘now at an all time low’.

Leak fuels fears about asbestos action31/10/2013 12:20

It has emerged that the Government has considered scaling back the Department for Education’s (DfE) work on addressing the issue of asbestos in schools.

Employers need to do more on stress31/10/2013 11:35

The majority of workers do not feel their employer is doing enough to tackle stress, according to a survey by mental health charity Mind.

NASUWT repsonds to consultation on the HSE31/07/2013 12:03

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) must be better resourced and supported to be able to ensure higher levels of workplace safety, the NASUWT has argued in its response to a Government review of the watchdog’s functions and governance.

Asbestos risk five times higher in the young28/06/2013 15:50

Pressure is building on ministers to act over the issue of asbestos in schools after a Government commissioned panel of experts concluded that children are at more risk from exposure to asbestos than adults.


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