From the TUC

Health and Safety

100,000 work cancer deaths: time for action

12 Mar 2015, By Guest

The former head of the EU’s Safety and Health at Work Agency Jukka Takala has sounded a wake-up call: cancers induced by working conditions kill over 100,000 people in the European Union each year. Cancers account for 53% of work-related deaths compared to just 2% for work accidents. Every one of these deaths can be…

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Self-employed safety rights: Government moves, but not enough

05 Mar 2015, By

Yesterday the Deregulation Bill completed its passage through the Lords. According to the Government, this Bill will ensure a “reduction of burdens resulting from legislation for businesses or other organisations or for individuals”. One of the proposals was to change the Health and Safety at Work Act to remove most self-employed people from its provisions.…

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Study explodes EU over-legislation myth

10 Feb 2015, By

A study by two academics has shown that the idea that most of our legislation comes from the EU is a complete myth and, far from producing too much legislation, the EU is only producing a small minority of the new laws coming into effect in Britain.