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International Workers Memorial Day, April 28th 2017

GMB regional office Halesowen - 9.30am – 4pm

Making our workplaces safe from discrimination

This year’s International Workers Memorial Day event will focus on inequalities in occupational health and the role the GMB can play in tackling discrimination and improving health and safety for all.

We will be looking at:

  • How discrimination based on gender, race, origins and class have all been linked to higher rates of occupational disease and injury.
  • The importance of strong health and safety regulation to the equality agenda.
  • What the GMB can do to tackle inequality and improve health and safety in our organised workplaces.

The day will include an update on the law and HSE guidance in this area and how this can be applied to improve health and safety for all.

In particular we will be looking at:

  • Disability discrimination
  • Gender and risk assessment
  • New and expectant mothers
  • Vulnerable workers
  • Language, migrant workers and health and safety information
  • Harassment and threats of workplace violence
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