OSH professionals’ influence at board level has risen, helping organisations to meet a range of global challenges. But professionals must maintain the right skills to engage other parts of the business.
We are in unprecedented times. We are navigating unchartered waters. As OSH professionals, our skills and ability to make dynamic risk assessment, to help businesses make informed risk-based choices and protect people have never been more critical.
An initiative designed to improve health and safety knowledge among students and apprentices and help them apply these skills in the world of work has received two awards at the UK Safety Group Awards.
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.
While it is no longer acceptable to assume that all men are stronger than all women, or that people of one colour have different personalities to those of another colour it is, it appears, entirely acceptable to declare that anyone born since 1980 is addicted to social media and will ‘challenge traditional hierarchical HSE systems’, while anyone born before that date is a luddite with no understanding of the modern age, but will be quite happy to toe the line.