National Hazards Conference 2019 – Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2019, at Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: Cleaning Up Toxic Work – Reminder – Book Now:
Further to LTB No. 298/2019 dated 17 May 2019 (copy attached) this is a final reminder to all CWU Health and Safety Reps regarding Hazards Conference 2019. Those wishing to attend are advised to book a place now. See attached booking form.
This is the 30th National Hazards Conference and it takes place at Keele University, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2019 and the CWU is once again pleased to be supporting and sponsoring this unique and popular event for Trade Union Safety Representatives. The CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department will also once again have a stand in the Hazards Conference Exhibition area during the Conference which will be organised and run by CWU Health and Safety Reps.
Hazards Conference is the UK’s biggest and best educational and organising event for trade union safety reps and activists. It consists of a mixture of plenary sessions, meetings and a comprehensive workshop programme.
A number of renowned speakers from the world of worker health and safety will be participating in the conference which gives delegates the opportunity to listen and learn from the informative sessions as well as take the opportunity to exchange experience and information with, and learn from, safety reps and activists from other unions, sectors and jobs across the UK.
The theme for 2019 International Workers Memorial day was Dangerous Substances and this theme along with Young Workers will be prominent at this year’s conference.
Toxic work exposure to dangerous substances and unhealthy working conditions, including dust, asbestos, silica, pesticides, cleaning products and other chemicals, fumes, diesel and gases can all have life-threatening and life-long consequences. These issues will be considered and debated at the conference.
The subject of worker micro-management and constant monitoring; being tracked, tagged and some even now microchipped is also up for debate along with the need for reasonable adjustments because of disabilities, illness, periods, pregnancy, menopause and mental health.
This conference will address all these important health and safety issues and provide delegates with the knowledge, confidence, and organising skills to challenge and change them.
The booking form is attached which also contains the list of Hazards 2019 Conference Workshops, Seminars & Meetings.
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer