Labour Research March 2012

Health & Safety Matters

Health and safety for disabled workers

People with disabilities should receive equal treatment at work, including equality regarding health and safety at work, according to a guide from the public services union UNISON, produced with health and safety reps in mind.

Disability and health and safety aims to highlight some of the workplace health and safety issues faced by disabled workers. It offers advice on how these issues can be resolved with the use of health and safety and equality legislation, including the 2010 Equality Act.

Health and safety should not be used as an excuse for not employing or not continuing to employ disabled people.