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At its meeting in February 2018, the IOSH Council agreed some important changes to IOSH's governance arrangements.
Proposed changes include amendments to the structure of IOSH's Board of Trustees' committees and other arrangements, and so will require changes to the byelaws. As per IOSH's governance arrangements, these changes can only be implemented if approval is given at a SGM and then by the Privy Council.
All IOSH corporate members -- chartered and retired chartered members and chartered and retired chartered fellows -- are entitled to vote. Other IOSH members are entitled to attend and speak at the SGM.
Corporate members can vote at the meeting or via electronic proxy (electronic voting will close at 5pm Friday 18 May). Corporate members have been sent details of how to vote.
After excellent feedback from delegates at last year’s conference, the respected journalist and TV presenter will chair IOSH 2018.Cathy has fronted many TV documentaries and hosted GMTV’s The Sunday Programme. She has also written for The Daily Telegraph and served as Chief Political Correspondent for the Financial Times. The event is being held from 17-18 September at the ICC in Birmingham, UK, on the theme ‘Shape a new world of work’.
Garry Jones says doing so will avoid “ineffective, knee-jerk reactions”, adding that the public expect “a level of security commensurate with risk”.“Event organisers need to have a way of systematically reviewing the threat to their event and their vulnerability to the ever-changing attack profile,” said Garry, a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Sports Grounds and Events Group and co-founder of event security and crowd management consultancy Storm 4 Events.
At IOSH 2018, this year’s leading safety and health conference, Katharine Metters will argue there is a culture where people don’t worry about the damage they may be doing to themselves until they suffer from pain. Many also believe, she says, that therapy can undo such damage. Katharine, of Posturite, said: “Picture the scene. You are on a bus or train looking around and the majority of people are heads down on their laptops, tablets or phones.
How about a “positive networking experience”?If so, joining IOSH’s Council may just be the ideal next step for you.Nominations for the 2018 elections open today. IOSH is seeking 12 members who are committed to the health and safety profession and have a desire to play a key role in the next three years as the Institution continues to deliver its WORK 2022 strategy.
With 2.78 million people being killed worldwide each year by work-related injury or ill health, the new global standard can encourage “much-needed solutions”, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).Organisations which adopt the standard – which has been four-and-a-half years in the making – will be required to have proportionate safety and health management systems which prevent injury and ill health among their workforce and throughout their supply chains.
Sabina Smitham and Emma Clarke said it is not possible to make “a great film” with “a tired and hungry crew who feel uneasy about the way you run the floor”.The duo scooped the health and safety gong at the UK’s National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) Graduation Show. They were behind the production of Dead Birds, a comedy about a lonely girl who has a desire to be selected for her school’s badminton squad amid a competitive relationship with her mother. It was shot at six different schools, as well as a badminton centre and a restaurant.