Hazards of Work

Our approach to occupational safety and health includes:
  • seeing safety as a class issue
  • recognising safety and health legislation as part of employment law
  • providing current trade union news on safety issues
  • developing a good source of information to enable trade union activists to campaign for a safe working environment

Occupational Safety & Health Act

In an important development, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has now been promulgated. Although there are serious weaknesses in the Act, for instance the role of the trade union movement is hardly recognised in any effective way, it still represents an important improvement over the previous fifty year old Factories Act. Before being promulgated, the Government passed an Amendment Act which made a range of changes to the original legislation.

For the current position see the Employment Law page of this site.

Occupational Safety and Health Authority

The Occupational Safety and Health Authority which, along with the Occupational Safety and Health Agency, was set up as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Act now has a web page which can be found here. The Authority develops policies and the the Agency is the enforcing body of the OSH Act.

Further information

The areas that we will be providing information on will cover the following:
  • structure of safety and health law
  • management of safety and health at work
  • workers representatives and Safety Committees
  • workplace and the working environment
  • hazardous substances
  • equipment at work
  • physical hazards at work
  • hours of work
  • reporting accidents
  • stress, bullying and violence

Health and Safety News

New feeds from LabourStart and the British TUC Risks Newsletter provide up to date information from a workers perspective.

RSS reader

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Safety News from Hazards Magazine

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Check out the Hazards Magazine site for more articles.

British TUC Risks Newsletter

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For a list of useful resources and web sites dealing with occupational safety and health, check the NWU SafetyLinks page.

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