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The average number of working days lost to sickness absence has fallen dramatically over the last 20 years, official figures show.
Those working in education are the group most likely to do unpaid overtime, new figures released by the TUC have shown.
There has been a small increase in the number of violent incidents at work, the latest statistics for England and Wales have shown.
The TUC has produced new guidance for union representatives on supporting women through the menopause at work.
The UK is the worst performing nation when it comes to supporting workplace mental health, according to a study by the OECD.
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.
Workplaces with big gaps between the highest and lowest paid staff suffer reduced productivity and damage workers’ health, a new study has found.
A compensation plan for people who contract mesothelioma does not go far enough to support victims, the NASUWT believes.
The NASUWT has criticised the Coalition Government’s response to a review of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
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.
Scepticism has greeted the announcement by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that workplace injuries are ‘now at an all time low’.
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.
The majority of workers do not feel their employer is doing enough to tackle stress, according to a survey by mental health charity Mind.
A raft of work-related illness and injuries now no longer have to be reported by employers to the safety watchdog.
As of the 1 October 2013 the Health and Safety Executive no longer has to approve first aid training and qualifications.
The safety of children and young people is being recklessly put at risk by the Coalition Government’s attacks on health and safety laws, the NASUWT has told the TUC Congress in Bournemouth.
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.
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.
If excessive temperatures are a problem in your school there are a number of actions you can take to ease the problem.
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