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Work Issues: Health, Safety & Environment

Health, Safety & Environment

There are hundreds of laws designed to keep workers safe at work and still the HSE recorded over 150 deaths at work last year.

This figure does not include those who die in road or other transport accidents while carrying out their work, or the thousands who die from industrial diseases such as cancer, or from exposure to asbestos. Many others are injured or suffer long term, debilitating, illnesses which can also have a great impact on their families. More

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GMB Guide: Women's Health & Safety at Work

GMB Guide: Women's Health & Safety at Work

GMB takes women’s health and safety very seriously. In the UK, women make up roughly half of the workforce and now over 50% of GMB members are women. Therefore we want to ensure that working women have all the information they need to be healthy and safe at work. More

GMB Guide: Mental Health at Work

GMB Guide: Mental Health at Work

Mental health is one of the hardest issues for any GMB Workplace Organiser to have to deal with. Unlike physical hazards to health and safety, mental health is not easily identified, is often misunderstood, and can be extremely difficult to talk to employers, fellow GMB members and work colleagues about. More

Employee Consultation and Involvement

Employee Consultation and Involvement

It is impossible to try and improve health and safety standards without involvement of the workforce. There have been many attempts to involve the workforce through consultation - the most successful method is through trade union Safety Representatives. More

GMB Legal Service - Unionline

GMB Legal Service - Unionline

When an accident happens in your workplace phone GMB's own law firm UNIONLINE immediately on 0300 0333 0303 and register the details of the accident. More

Environment

Environment

As a result of Congress decision, the following report forms the basis of GMB environment policy. More

GMB Health & Safety Policy and Approach

GMB Health & Safety Policy and Approach

GMB Safety Representatives work to make GMB members safer at work in around 25,000 UK workplaces where they work. These GMB Safety Reps are safety watchdogs who represent GMB members' interests on health and safety matters. More

Supporting GMB Members

Supporting GMB Members

GMB is committed to providing GMB members with the best possible value for money and is continually working to promote safer workplaces. More