Unite the Union members in West Lothian Council – Are you under the #UnderTheCOSHH?

ARE YOU UNDER
THE COSHH?
Thousands of workers die each year as a result of exposure to hazardous
substances at work – make sure you aren’t one of them. Stay safe, make sure
you’re Under the COSHH.
Thompson’s excellent toolkit to assist Union H&S reps and workers at work who may be exposed to hazardous substances at work.
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Thousands of workers are made ill by hazardous substances each year. Why? Because
employers aren’t taking effective measures to control exposure and protect the health
of their workers. By law, employers must make sure your workplace complies with the
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
(COSHH) 2002 regulations.
Trade unions defend and make sure employers provide a safe work environment and
are #UnderTheCOSHH. As a union member, you can turn to your trade union for
support and to raise any concerns you may have about your health and safety at work.
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE BENEFITS
OF BEING PART OF A TRADE UNION:
  1. Union members are less likely to be injured at work
  2. Union stand up for equality in the workplace
  3. Union provide access to quality-monitored legal services
  4. Union Health and Safety reps can raise your concerns
    and take action to prevent accidents at work
  5. If you are interested in joining a trade union, visit
    http://www.tuc.org for more information
    and advice on becoming a Union member.
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We’ve designed a toolkit for workers to make sure they’re protected from hazardous substances at work. Why not download it & share it in your workplace?
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Down load the free checklist here
HOW YOU CAN PROTECT
YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
SOURCES:
Thousands of workers are made ill by hazardous substances each year. Why? Because
employers aren’t taking effective measures to control exposure and protect the health
of their workers. By law, employers must make sure your workplace complies with the
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
(COSHH) 2002 regulations.
Trade unions such as Unite the Union  defend and make sure employers provide a safe work environment and
are #UnderTheCOSHH.
As a union member, you can turn to your trade union for
support and to raise any concerns you may have about your health and safety at work.

IS YOUR EMPLOYER MAKING SURE
YOU’RE #UNDERTHECOSHH
AT WORK?
We all share a responsibility to use work practices that are as safe as possible, however, your employer
has a legal duty of care to protect you at work under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
(COSHH) Regulations 2002.
Thousands of workers die each year from illnesses caused by exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. According to
government statistics, an estimated 13,000 people die each year from exposure to chemicals and dust at work. Many of these deaths
would have been prevented if a robust health and safety structure was in place. This flowchart is designed to help workers understand
whether they are at risk, if their employer is adequately protecting them and how they can contribute to making workplaces
everywhere safer, and #UnderTheCOSHH.


ARE YOU UNDER
THE COSHH?
Thousands of workers die each year as a result of exposure to hazardous
substances at work – make sure you aren’t one of them. Stay safe, make sure
you’re Under the COSHH.
Employers are required by law to prevent or, where not possible, control
exposure to hazardous substances and to provide a safe place for their
staff to work.
The COSHH Regulations 2002 require employers to complete a COSHH risk
assessment and take steps to mitigate risks before allowing workers to carry
out tasks that involve hazardous substances.

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WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
COMMON DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF, INCLUDE:

DUST AND FUMES
OILS
VAPOURS
METALWORKING FLUIDS
GLUES
GASES
SOME PAINTS
CARCINOGENS, MUTAGENS
AND TERATOGENS
DISINFECTANTS

If you have questions or concerns about hazardous substances in the workplace,
contact your trade union representative. They will be able to provide you with
more information on the COSHH regulations to help keep you and your fellow
workers safe. Or contact your Unite the Union reps  contacts below


If you are not yet a member of Unite the Union can you afford not to be?

Make sure your #undertheCOSHH

Get protected at work Today!  Join Unite

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You can join Unite the Union online : https://join.unitetheunion.org/
Or contact one of the Unite reps (Details below)

West Lothian Council Local Unite contacts
Unite the Union Shop Stewards/ Workplace Reps
Whitehill Service Centre
Senior Steward: Pat Tedford Mobile: 07787 102 636
Email : pat.tedford@unitetheunion.org

Davy Johnstone : Email : d.johnstone70@talktalk.net

Davy Dowds: Email: dowdsdavid1@gmail.com

Donald Smail: Email : donaldiansmail@gmail.com

Andy Dowds: Email: andydowds@live.co.uk

Bobby Lee: Email: Bobby.lee@westlothian.gov.uk

Kirkton Service Centre

Unite the Union Workplace Reps
Rab Brown Unite Convenor: Mobile 07768 945 165
Email : robert.brown@westlothian.gov.uk

Tam Brown Unite Rep: Mobile : Mobile 07960 195 795
Email: tam.brown@unitewlc.org

Jade Deans Unite Rep: Mobile 07557 764 883
Email:jaderooney91@hotmail.com

Ryan Morcombe: Mobile 07766 495 893
Email ryan.morcombe@unitewlc.org

Frank O Neil : Mobile 07772 205 587
Email foneil@hotmail.com

Contact can be made through mobile phone app on android devices Unite@WLC

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