Scottish Hazards the charity was formed on 1 April 2014. We are regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and more information can be found on the OSCR website.
The charity grew out of the Scottish Hazards Campaign which was inaugurated on 1st August 1993 and grew to be a network of individuals and organisations interested and involved in workplace health.
Our supporters include trade union branches, trade union health and safety representatives and officials, safety officers, occupational health professionals, specific campaigns such as asbestos support groups and FACK, as well as voluntary organisations and politicians.
Our charitable aims are:
- The advancement of health and the saving of lives by preventing accidents, injury or illness from causing physical or mental harm to persons in need through the provision of specialist information, advice, training and in-depth support on occupational health and safety. Furthermore, we will facilitate the exchange of information and ideas amongst the organisation’s network in order to foster and develop co-operation between government, trade unions, employers and others, with a view to achieving continuous improvement in the standard of occupational health and safety throughout Scotland.
- The advancement of education by increasing knowledge and awareness of occupational health and safety issues, with a view to improving health and safety practice and developing effective worker involvement;
- The advancement of environmental protection or improvement by improving knowledge and awareness of occupational environmental matters and encouraging and supporting workers and their representatives to develop greater awareness of and action to address the environmental impact of their workplaces; and
- Promotion of equality and diversity by placing particular emphasis on reaching those without access to adequate occupational health and safety advice and support, with those known to be at most risk including those with protected characteristics within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.
We are grateful to the STUC for its continued support and to individual affiliates for their commitment to the Hazards movement.
UK Hazards Campaign is a national network established in 1988. It draws together Hazards Centres, Occupational Health Projects, Health and Safety Groups and Trade Union Council’s Safety Committees, specific campaigns and individual health and safety activists.
European Work Hazards Network is a network of national networks with the shared aim of improving working conditions in Europe and the rest of the world. It includes networks in Austria, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Scotland. It links with similar networks in Eastern Europe, East Asia, Southern Africa, South and Middle America and the USA.