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Report back: Third Annual Trade Union Safety Representatives Conference – health and wellbeing

4 December 2013

On 6 November 2013 ORR hosted its annual union safety representatives’ conference in conjunction with TSSA, RMT, ASLEF, and UNITE.

 The conference theme was health and wellbeing. Around 120 delegates heard from RSSB on its Workforce Health and Wellbeing project, including work to develop resources to help line managers and safety reps better understand and put into practice meaningful health risk assessments. 
The presentations and workshop sessions prompted lively discussion on a range of topical health issues, including the role of occupational health providers, as well as managing risks from fatiguestress, asbestos, silica in ballast dust, and suicide. A key theme throughout the day was the importance of safety reps being involved in, and working with company managers, to deliver improvements in health risk management for workers.

The full report and links to the presentations can be found on the ORR website 

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