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Health Safety and Welfare update

6 December 2013

Update on Health, Safety and Welfare issues for all TSSA members

Health, safety and welfare matters


TSSA National Health & Safety Reps Training Seminar 2014

Following the highly successful and popular first TSSA National Health & Safety Reps Seminar held earlier this year, the Executive Committee has decided that another event should be run in 2014, on 4/5 February in Sheffield. Circular 309 dated 5 December 2013 has been sent to all TSSA health and safety reps advising them of the above event, and seeking applications.

The 2014 event will be have the broad theme of health and wellbeing, with specific emphasis on fatigue, stress, and the ergonomics of workstation design,all issues that have been identified as being important to TSSA members and reps.


ORR / Trade Union Health & Safety Reps Conference 2013

A very successful and interesting conference was held on 6 November, attended by health and safety reps from TSSA and other unions.A report has been published on the ORR website, along with links to the presentations and workshops, which can be accessed via this link:


TSSA Health & Safety Facebook page

Keep up to date with news and developments by ‘liking’ TSSA’s Health & Safety Facebook page, which can be found at:


TSSA website – Health & Safety page

You can also access health and safety news, as well as download very useful resources, at TSSA’s website:


National Hazards Conference

The 25th National Hazards Conference will take place at Keele University, near Stoke-on-Trent, on 29 – 31 August 2014. TSSA will again be sending a delegation of health and safety reps.

Health and safety reps wishing to apply for a place on the delegation should complete the TSSA Education application form, which can be found on-line at:

A report including video clips from this year’s 24th National HazardsConference is now available at:

Track Workers

TSSA has many members that work on the rail tracks, which is why the union is part of the Track Safety Alliance! Details of its work can be seen on its website:


TSSA Health & Safety News

TSSA will shortly publish another edition of TSSA Health & Safety News, and we are looking for contributions from health and safety reps. Have you had a success in your workplace? What are your members’ concerns? Send your contributions by email to Chris Hargrave, TSSA Regional Organiser, at


Building TSSA’s power and influence in the workplace

TSSA health and safety reps can clearly only exercise effective power and influence to deal with health and safety issues in the workplace if most if not all of their colleagues are TSSA members!

Building TSSA’s membership is therefore a priority for the union’s health and safety reps.

Make sure all of your colleagues are approached to join, and always have membership forms available.

Phone the TSSA Members’ Helpdesk for more forms on 0800 328 2673.

Your colleagues can also join on-line at , or by phoning 020 7529 8018 to ask for a membership form to be sent by post.

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