After completing her first degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Chloe switched her studies to an MSc in occupational health, safety and wellbeing. Although she was in the final stages of completing her dissertation, in 2018 Chloe managed to secure a 10-week internship at Rolls-Royce, which has since been extended to a graduate role. She is also part of IOSH’s Future Leaders Programme and attended IOSH’s first Future Leaders Conference in 2019.
As colleagues were preparing for the future leaders event (p 28) I was reminded of Lao-Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher, who said, "A leader is best when people barely know he exists-¦ when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say: 'We did it ourselves'." Is this the art of true safety leadership? To create a climate of ownership and personal accountability across all tiers of an organisation? As a safety professional, either employed in an organisation or in an external support capacity, this is what we should be striving for. Our goal should be to drive good…
How to develop an effective mentoring partnership and the power skills that OSH professionals will require to wield influence in the boardroom and beyond were among the topics covered at the inaugural future leaders conference
A new competency framework to guide the development of occupational safety and health professionals and meet the needs of employers for a broader set of competencies, has been launched by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).