IOSH has had cause to celebrate recently after two members hit exciting milestones.
Tsz Kiu Shum, who is based in Hong Kong, became the Institution's 1000th student member when she joined.
IOSH has hit the milestone less than two years after it launched its student membership stream.
The 36-year-old, known as Debby, is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management at Middlesex University in partnership with the Open University of Hong Kong,
'IOSH offers the perfect platform for me to learn and develop my career, as well as extend my network internationally,' she said.
'There are plenty of valuable resources, up-to-date information, news, training and events available, which I can explore and digest any time I want. I think the member benefits, such as IOSH magazine, can help me understand different requirements of OSH within various workplaces.'
'It’s great I’m the first and I’m sure I won’t be the last'
Another membership landmark came in the form of Olivia Cockerell, who has progressed from student member through Graduate to Chartered in status in just two years.
The 31-year-old, from Gourock in Scotland, studied BSc Zoology before taking a master’s in Environmental Consultancy and landing a role as an environmental adviser in the energy industry. She was offered the chance to broaden her position to incorporate OSH – and hasn’t looked back.
'IOSH has been fundamental in my professional development, providing key resources, a standard to uphold and networking opportunities,' she said. 'For anyone embarking on a career in occupational safety and health (OSH), I would thoroughly recommend taking this path.
On achieving the membership hat-trick, she added: 'I see it as a huge privilege. It’s great I’m the first and I’m sure I won’t be the last.'