Hazards Conference 2021

Saturday 31st July – Sunday 1st August
Hazards Conference will be online again this year. 
Fundamental right to Safe and Healthy Work.
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Hazards Conference 2020 goes online: Viral Action – 1 August

oin us for the Hazards 2020 Conference online on 1st August!

Sign up , circulate to safety reps and activists and let’s get a great turn out for the first ever Hazards Conference online via Zoom!

Workers health and safety is paramount now and must be central to organising safe and healthy workplaces to create the decent jobs for decent lives for all as we rebuild a better future, no going back to neoliberal deadly business as usual normal.


This unique Zoom based online conference starts with an international plenary and is followed by four specific subject workshops with brilliant speakers and experts throughout the day.

Each Zoom workshop will start at the advertised time and will provide an opportunity to join in the discussions and together help formulate action plans to direct Hazards Campaign work priorities for the next 12 months.

10.00 – 11.30 Plenary – with international speakers on Covid-19 and the impact on workers

12.00 – 13.00  Safety reps taking the lead! – during and after Covid-19

13.30– 14.30  Fighting inequality in health and safety

15.00 – 16.00  Mental Health and Covid-19

16.30- 17.30 Toxics Out! Air pollution, just transition after Covid-19

To register please use the eventbrite link:


The conference is free of charge but if you, or your branch/organisation, would like to donate to the Hazards Campaign please pay by bank transfer to:
Name: Hazards 2020
Account number: 20090430
Sort Code: 608301
Bank: Unity Trust Bank, Four Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2JB. Ref: Your organisation/name

Contact Janet Newsham / 07734 317 158 for more information.

On behalf of the Hazards Conference Organising Committee



31st National Hazards Conference, 31st July – 2nd August, 2020
University of Keele, Stoke-on-Trent

Cancellation of Hazards Conference 2020
It will probably come as no surprise that the Hazards Campaign has cancelled the Hazards Conference 2020 due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. more details here

Sponsorship form


30th National Hazards Conference, 26 – 28 July 2019,
University of Keele, Stoke-on-Trent.

Cleaning up toxic work!

Over 320 safety reps, officers and activists attended the conference, where we explored the consequences and challenges for workers from toxic chemicals and toxic workplaces.  This was also a celebration of 30 years of the Hazards Conference.  Hazards 2019 plenary speakers were: international speaker Amanda Hawes, a US Occupational Health Lawyer who has represented workers exposed to toxic chemicals in Silicon Valley.  We also heard from Professor Andy Waterson Stirling University, Hugh Robertson TUC senior policy officer for health and safety, Hilda Palmer FACK, Dan Shears National health, safety and environment director at GMB, Sarah Wooley newly elected General Secretary at BFAWU, Harminder Bains lawyer and partner at Leigh Day and a special welcome was extended to Claire Trevor a TGI Friday activists and striker from Unite. Feedback from the conference was excellent summed up by one new delegate ‘Fantastic weekend – will definitely be back.  Really enjoyed it!’

Sponsorship form  •  Hazards 2019 booking form

Check out the latest news and updates


29th National Hazards Conference, 27–29 July 2018,
University of Keele, Stoke-on-Trent.

Safety Reps @ 40
Vital to the Future of Safe and Healthy Work!

Read the Hazards 2018 conference report

Sponsorship form  • Booking form

Check out the latest news and updates


28th National Hazards Conference, 28–30 July 2017, Stoke-on-Trent

Check out the latest news and updates

The Hazards Campaign’s national conference, with a theme this year of ‘Organising health, safety and welfare in an insecure world,’ is now taking bookings. The event, to be held at Keele University in Stoke-on-Trent from 28-30 July, features contributions from international and national trade union leaders, academics and campaigners. Speakers including Jessica Martinez from Hazards Campaign’s US sister organisation, National COSH, who will talk about “the joint threats  we face and how we can work together to fight them.”
Keele University,  Stoke-on-Trent, 28th-30th July 2017
Hazards 2017 sponsorship form Booking form

Hazards conference news Hazards 2016 report  • Archives


27th National Hazards Conference
Keele University,  Stoke-on-Trent, 29th – 31st July 2016
Hazards 2016 Sponsorship form • Booking form

Hazards conference news • Hazards 2015 report • Archives






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