IOSH: UK health and safety system must remain, post-Brexit
Friday 24th June 2016
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IOSH Head of Policy and Public Affairs Richard Jones said: "Post-Brexit, the UK now has less influence over EU law. Now we're exiting, it's vital the UK continues to apply our successful risk-based health and safety system, which includes laws from EU directives, because it's been found to be fit for purpose by several independent reviews and is respected and imitated across the world.
"IOSH will continue to promote agreed international standards and to defend against any erosion of health and safety protections.
"As UK organisations will want to continue to trade with Europe, it will be in everyone's interest to maintain the status quo.
"The UK has already helped to influence sound foundations for European health and safety and beyond and our expertise will continue to be sought and valued."
Those visitors were able to get information about the latest developments involving IOSH, while staff members were on hand to provide advice and answer questions. The expo was held at ExCeL London from 21-23 June. The stand included a small theatre, where there were presentations on a variety of topics across the three days. The topics included safety and health training, the No Time to Lose campaign and new and upcoming publications, as well as guidance on CPD and IPD. In all, 250 people attended the theatre presentations.
Each year, the Railway Group of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) celebrates innovative projects in the UK and across the world that have produced a practical solution to, and made a positive impact on, an occupational health and safety problem in the rail sector.It is seeking entries from all corners of the globe for its 2016 award, which this year has taken inspiration from the strategic objectives of the UK’s Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).
The National Employee Mental Wellbeing Survey 2016 is set to be the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the UK. It is being managed by YouGov on behalf of Business in the Community. They are asking for the experiences of thousands of UK employees to gain a complete snapshot of the mental wellbeing of the UK workforce.The online survey is now open and will be available until Friday 29 July.
Today, (Monday 20 June) the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that lays out a programme of joint activities to create safer, healthier and more sustainable workplaces in the countries where the EBRD invests. Under the MoU, IOSH and the EBRD will work together to influence policy and practice in occupational safety and health. They will also jointly seek to improve safety and health standards at industry level.
Dr Karen McDonnell gave the fraternal greeting at Safety 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.She told delegates that IOSH has successfully worked in partnership with different organisations and urged them to do the same.She said: “Shouldn’t every employee, no matter what their job, at least be able to expect when they start their working day that they will not get injured or be exposed to something which can harm their health?
Industry experts will assess how human factors can affect piloting, aircraft engineering and air traffic control performance both positively and negatively.Representatives from British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, NATS, Boeing Defence UK and the CHIRP Charitable Trust are among those due to speak at the conference, to be hosted by the IOSH Aviation and Aerospace Group.The group feel that more can be done within the aviation industry when it comes to gaining a better understanding of human factors.