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Latest booklet - Health and Safety Law 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and attempts to re-open the UK economy are thrusting the role of the trade union movement – especially its 100,000 health and safety reps – to the fore like never before. COVID-19 has been an occupational health and safety crisis as well as a public health disaster, with hundreds of UK workers having died after being infected at work.

This latest edition of the Labour Research Department’s annual guide to health and safety law could not come at a more crucial time, providing trade unionists and others with the authoritative information to help ensure union members can work as safely as possible. A new chapter at the front of the booklet covers the risks to workers of COVID-19 and the relevant law and guidance on working safely during the pandemic, with further information in later chapters.

Health and Safety Law 2020 also covers all the other latest developments in UK health and safety law, and, coming months before the end of the Brexit transitional period, it sets out the potential impact on UK safety laws of leaving the EU.

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The popular LRD Booklets provide invaluable information on a range of trade union and labour movement concerns. An average of 10 or 11 booklets are produced each year. There are guides to issues that are permanently on the trade union agenda - such as health and safety, state benefits and sick pay - as well as rapid analysis of new developments affecting trade unionists - such as new employment laws and codes.

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