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Health and safety

The NUJ knows that health and safety is central to keeping you safe at work. Remember, your work can endanger your health – and even your life.

The NUJ has been at the forefront of campaigns to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI), bullying and stress and in tackling the health and safety issues arising from the introduction of new technologies. The NUJ also helps members working in public order situations, conflict zones and exiled journalists fleeing persecution in their home countries.

Download the Safety guide for journalists 2015 - a handbook for reporters in high-risk environments.

NUJ guide to online safety and harassment (November 2013)

Sexual harassment - a guide for members (November 2013)

Sexual harassment - a guide for union representatives (November 2013)

NUJ workplace policy on domestic violence (2013)

NUJ guidance on safety for women journalists (2013)

The NUJ's health and safety committee is a group of members who work on health and safety issues.

Read the latest NUJ news about health and safety.

Further information:

Guidance on regulations covering health and safety in the UK are available from the website of the Health and Safety Executive. For members in the Republic of Ireland, the website of the Heath and Safety Authority provides similar information.

The NUJ has a web page with information and guidance available in the NUJ resources section of this website.

The TUC provides a wide range of practical and useful information about health and safety issues on its workSMART website.