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June 2017

OSH pay survey
2017 salary survey

Our poll of 2,310 safety and health practitioners gives a snapshot of pay, conditions and morale in the profession.

Leader interview
Dominic Wigley, Merlin Entertainments

Two years on from the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash the operator’s most senior safety leader talks about crisis management and building a public safety brand.

Case study
CERN – collision course

The underground centre straddling France and Switzerland is home to the 27 km tunnel containing the Large Hadron Collider and some very particular hazards. 

Conference report
OH 2017: Northern exposures

Brexit, mental health in construction, asbestos surveys and industrial sweeping were among the topics aired at the British Occupational Hygiene Society’s (BOHS) annual gathering in Harrogate. 

Conference report
IOSH Middle East Conference

The institution’s annual Middle East Conference saw the launch of its five-year strategy and explored developments in Qatar’s worker welfare standards and how the Qur’an can support a strong safety culture. 

Lexicon
Q is for quantitative risk assessment

The terms qualitative and quantitative risk assessments can confuse even the best. Perusing a LinkedIn conversation recently reinforced that impression as an expert attempted to explain the quantitative method to a sector newbie. According to the correspondent, a quantitative assessment assigned numbers to risk likelihood and severity, on a scale of, say, one to three or one to five. The numbers were then multiplied, and the result was the quantitative assessment.