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Ljupcho Kochovski and Ekaterina Borisova met with representatives from across IOSH's directorates, with a particular focus on the membership CPD scheme.
FCBZR aims to enhance safety and health in workplaces across Bulgaria, by increasing the knowledge and competence of OSH professionals and promoting them across industries.
It is seeking to liaise with bodies in different countries, including with IOSH, leading to the visit from 12-14 February.
Ljupcho and Ekaterina heard from IOSH's Professional Services directorate on how members' CPD is organised, with a view to possibly implementing a similar system for safety and health professionals in Bulgaria.
Ljupcho said that currently FCBZR members have to attend one course a year. It is felt this is not sufficient.
He said: "We would like to somehow implement in Bulgaria the CPD system for our members.
"The world is changing. There are new technologies being introduced, which brings with it new risks.
"CPD allows IOSH members to continuously upgrade their professional knowledge in this area, which means they are continuously aware about what's going on."
They also heard an update on IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign, which they are a supporter of. They have translated campaign materials into Bulgarian and shared it with their members across their 13 clubs (branches).
A pool of Chartered members based in the Middle East have been trained to conduct interviews, with the first being carried out in Dubai, UAE, on Tuesday 20 February.Until now, IOSH members who are not based in the UK have had to either travel there for interviews or take part in them using video technology.Brenton Phillips, Relationship Manager for International Networks at IOSH, said the first round of interviews had been an "outstanding success".
IOSH has signed up to Vision Zero, a proposed strategy to keep all the world’s employees out of harm’s way while at work.The campaign, led by the International Social Security Association (ISSA), is based on the view that all work-related accidents, diseases and harm are preventable.IOSH is a longstanding member of ISSA, with representation on the prevention, education and training sections. It has been central to the development of the Vision Zero global campaign, with particular input to the free-to-access guide for trainers which has been recently launched.
Sabina Smitham and Emma Clarke said it is not possible to make “a great film” with “a tired and hungry crew who feel uneasy about the way you run the floor”.The duo scooped the health and safety gong at the UK’s National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) Graduation Show. They were behind the production of Dead Birds, a comedy about a lonely girl who has a desire to be selected for her school’s badminton squad amid a competitive relationship with her mother. It was shot at six different schools, as well as a badminton centre and a restaurant.
With 2.78 million people being killed worldwide each year by work-related injury or ill health, the new global standard can encourage “much-needed solutions”, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).Organisations which adopt the standard – which has been four-and-a-half years in the making – will be required to have proportionate safety and health management systems which prevent injury and ill health among their workforce and throughout their supply chains.
How about a “positive networking experience”?If so, joining IOSH’s Council may just be the ideal next step for you.Nominations for the 2018 elections open today. IOSH is seeking 12 members who are committed to the health and safety profession and have a desire to play a key role in the next three years as the Institution continues to deliver its WORK 2022 strategy.
The Irish Workplace Behaviour Study, published today, reveals that more than two in five people say they have experienced a form of ill-treatment at work, while one in 12 have experienced and/or witnessed physical violence. This is despite most organisations having policies in place to prevent it.