IOSH has urged employers to continually review their OSH measures and ensure they are ‘proportionate and fit for purpose’ after Great Britain's Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) annual figures for work-related ill-health, injury and enforcement highlighted the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on British workers’ health.
It was recently announced that IOSH and the International Labour Organization (ILO) had come together to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which will see the two organisations formally working together on various mutually beneficial projects. We spoke to the ILO’s Joaquim Pintado Nunes and IOSH’s Alan Stevens about how this agreement signifies a new era for global health and safety.
As IOSH launches a new campaign to place social issues – and safety and health in particular – at the heart of corporate sustainability measurement and reporting, we look at the place of human capital in managing businesses that are both profitable and sustainable.
More than 19 million people in the UK formally volunteer at least once in a 12-month period through a group, club or organisation. In the majority of cases, the work activities these volunteers undertake are low risk.
This episode has been taken over by three IOSH Future Leaders: Alpa Vadher, Adam Gawne and Abdulhanan Cheema. They discuss how to be a good safety influencer, and the new standard for psychosocial risks and how it might impact mental health in the workplace.
The word ‘unprecedented’ has become so overused in any conversation about the coronavirus pandemic, it is hard to find superlatives, but what has certainly been ‘remarkable’ in the health and safety space has been the rapid response co-ordinated between government, regulators, duty-holders and workers.