Health and Safety News
The Union produces health and safety advice for Health and Safety Representatives in all four NASUWT member nations.
Teachers looking for information about health and safety in schools may also find this section useful.
Teachers' health and safety on Facebook
Showing 1-20 of 20
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.
A TUC-backed report has accused the government of being dishonest about the UK's 'compensation culture' in order to justify cutting basic health and safety protections at work.
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.
The number of workplace fatalities in the UK fell to 148 last year, one of the lowest on record, new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have shown.
The Government has moved to slash what it described as ‘burdensome rules’ regarding the health and safety responsibilities of employers taking students on work experience.
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.
The NASUWT's annual Health and Safety Seminar has heard that safety reps are more important than ever at a time of brutal cuts to health and safety protections for workers.
If excessive temperatures are a problem in your school there are a number of actions you can take to ease the problem.
A report designed to provide individual teachers and school leaders throughout the United Kingdom with positive practical advice that will help them to manage and protect their mental health and wellbeing.
The NASUWT has created a register to assist those worried about exposure to asbestos in schools across the UK.
A new compensation scheme for workers suffering from the asbestos cancer mesothelioma has been announced, but it has been criticised for excluding half of those suffering from asbestos related diseases.
Over half of the most dilapidated schools in England who applied for money from the Government have been told they will not be receiving any funding for essential repairs and rebuilding work.
The ETUCE, the European Region of Education International, has published the findings of its study on teachers’ occupational stress across Europe.
The importance of effectively tackling the issue of asbestos in schools has been underlined by its discovery in two schools in the past week.
Showing 1-20 of 20