LRD carries out tenth TUC safety reps survey
LRD carried out the 10th biennial TUC safety reps survey.
The five most frequently cited hazards in 2012 were: stress, bulling/harassment, overwork, back strains, and slips, trips and falls on a level.
Stress - already by far the most widespread top-five concern for reps across all industries in 2010 - has become an even more pervasive problem in 2012:
Bullying/harassment has become an even more widespread concern in 2012, listed as a top-five concern by 41% of representatives - up from 37% in 2010. It features in the list of the five most common concerns in 10 different industrial sectors, compared with five two years ago.
Concern about overwork has become more prevalent, with 33% of representatives saying this was a top-five concern compared with 29% in 2010. The result is that it has jumped from fifth place in the list to third place.
Violence and threats is now the ninth most commonly cited hazard, the proportion of reps identifying it going from 18% to 20%.
The proportion of safety representatives placing high temperatures in their top-five concerns has fallen from 19% to 14%. And just 8% put slips, trips and falls from a height in the list this time compared with 11% in 2010.
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