Our role: Supporting safety and health
IOSH acts as a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate
and trainer for safety and health professionals working in
organisations of all sizes. We give the safety and health
profession a consistent, independent, authoritative voice at
the highest levels.
Our single-minded focus is to support our members
whose job is to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of
working people. We share their passion and determination
to cut the number of people who die or fall ill because
of their work, by helping organisations to create safer,
healthier and more sustainable working practices.
What we do: Support, research, advice, training
We support our members in a variety of practical and
effective ways. We offer online forums, networking events,
conferences, exhibitions and helplines to share information,
advice, legal guidance and best practice.
We petition governments, advise policy-makers,
commission research and set standards. We run highprofile campaigns to promote awareness of the issues
that affect safety, health and wellbeing at work – from the
causes of cancer to the hazards of dust, from safeguarding
mental health to achieving a healthy work-life balance.
Our highly regarded training courses provide essential
information, tools and skills for our members and their
colleagues, suppliers and customers. Our membership
grades are linked to internationally recognised
qualifications, with Chartered Membership of IOSH
acknowledged worldwide as the hallmark of professional
excellence in workplace safety and health.
“Our shared objective is a
world where work is safe
and healthy for every
working person, every day.”
Why we do it: Safer, healthier workplaces
We empower our members to ensure that their
organisations prioritise the safety, health and wellbeing
of their workforce. That’s good for people, but it’s also
good for business – strengthening business reputations,
resilience and even results.
Our shared objective is a world where work is safe and
healthy for every working person, every day.
With this goal in mind, one of our major focuses at
present is raising awareness of work-related cancers. IOSH
launched the No Time to Lose campaign with the aims to
get the causes of occupational cancer better understood
and help businesses take action. The initiative sheds
light on the subject as a whole, while also providing key
information about tackling five of the most common factors
associated with work-related cancer registrations and
deaths in the UK – asbestos, diesel engine exhaust fumes,
silica dust, solar radiation and shift work.
Since the launch, the campaign has gained formal
support from more than 120 organisations, including a
pledge to take action from 60 businesses across a host of
different sectors. More than 40,000 visits have been made
to the campaign website, www.notimetolose.org.uk, where
more information including free-to-download guidance can
Further details about IOSH can also be found online at www.iosh.co.uk.