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The Council is IOSH's representative body, providing advice and guidance on strategic, professional and policy issues. It represents the views of members to the Board of Trustees and has the key responsibility for choosing who will represent the Institution as President.
Later this year, a ballot will be conducted to elect new members of Council. Twelve members will be elected by vote to join after the Institution's Annual General Meeting in November, at the IOSH Networks Conference. Successful candidates will serve for three years.
Of the members elected to Council, at least nine will be corporate members at the level of chartered fellow, retired fellow, chartered member, or retired member. Up to three can be non-corporate members from the positions graduate member, technical member, affiliate member, associate member or honorary fellow.
To be nominated, each candidate needs to be proposed by two other members, or a network. In the election, corporate members can vote for non-corporate members and vice versa.
To request a nomination form, email Laura Miles, committee support officer, at [email protected] (tel: 0116 2573190). Forms need to be completed and returned to The Grange by noon on Friday 27 May 2016.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) invited recently-elected MPs – who have taken up their role since the 2015 general election – and new peers to its ‘Promoting Mental Health at Work’ event.It was hosted by Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield. IOSH president Dr Karen McDonnell gave an opening address before further speeches from mental health experts Lord Layard and Dr Paul Litchfield.
Producer Millie Marsh and production manager Katherine Pearl overcame gale force winds and enlisted the help of professionals including riggers, the coastguard and experienced sailors to safely create their ambitious short film, Those Who Are Lost.Their work has been honoured by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which crowned them the winner of the Health and Safety Management in Film Production Award at the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) Graduation Show 2016.
Experts will share the latest thinking, technology and best practices for identifying, managing and eradicating causes of MSDs in the sector, during an event to be staged by the IOSH Food and Drink Group next month.Industry statistics continue to identify MSDs as a major cause of prosecutions and major injuries to workers in the UK food industry. MSDs are also a significant cause of emotional stress and can reduce the quality of life for those affected.
Nominations are open for the 2016 West of Scotland Branch Certificate of Merit Awards. The branch is looking for members of the institution to put forward non-OSH professionals within their organisation who have made a valuable contribution to safety and/or health. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony and annual dinner at Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow, on Thursday 28 April.
A seminar hosted by IOSH’s Midland Branch East District heard that promoting worker wellbeing, tackling the causes of work-related ill health and supporting employees with mental health problems can all help businesses to create a healthier world of work.A total of 9.9 million working days were lost across Britain in 2014-15 due to stress, anxiety and depression, with workload pressures and a lack of managerial support among the common causes.
The Northern Ireland Branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) wants its milestone year to help businesses take steps to prevent people being killed, injured or suffering ill health as a result of their work.Twenty-three workers died in Northern Ireland in 2014/15, including nine people who were employed in the agriculture and five in construction.