Useful guides and resources to develop your OSH knowledge and skills
Ending violence and harassment in the world of work, International Labour Conference, 108th Session, 2019, ILO
The Staying Alive: preventing serious injury and fatalities while working at height report from the All-party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height recommends a new technology strategy.
The Impact of Shift Work on Sleep, Alertness and Performance in Healthcare Workers, research study led by Alertness CRC, Australia.
Analysis of Work-related Injury and Illness, 2001-2014, ESRI and HSA. Research from the ESRI and the Health and Safety Authority in the Republic of Ireland looks at workplace injuries and illness in five sectors: construction; agriculture; transport and storage; manufacturing and utilities; and health. Featured here is the report on workplace injuries and illness in the construction sector.
Annual Report 2016, HSA (Health & Safety Authority). Referenced in IOSH Magazine’s Irish work deaths fall but farming still ‘area of concern’ news story.
A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality: for a better future of work for all - the International Labour Organization's (ILO) report highlights key gender gaps and obstacles to decent work for women, including the structural barriers. It also outlines the measures that can be taken to make improvements. IOSH Magazine, April 2019, Out Now
Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2017-19 , House of Commons. Referenced in IOSH Magazine's Sentences for attacks on emergency workers could double news story.
BS 45002-1:2018 - Occupational health and safety management systems. General guidelines for the application of ISO 45001. Guidance on managing occupational health, Part 1 in a series of topic-specific British Standards, BSI Group
BS 8580-1:2019, Water quality. Risk assessments for Legionella control. Code of practice gives recommendations and guidance on the assessment of the risk of legionellosis presented. by artificial water systems. IOSH Magazine March 2019, Out Now
Blacklisting: the need for a public inquiry (including a Manifesto Against Blacklisting), Institute of Employment Rights
Building a Safer Future, an implementation plan, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Code of practice for the safe use of MEWPs, BSI (BS8460:2017)
PAS 91:2017 Construction prequalification questionnaires, BSI. From IOSH Magazine’s January 2018 Out Now pages. Get it here
Crossrail has published five best practice guides which include construction railways operations, construction fire safety and lifting operations.
Draft code of practice on safety and health in shipbuilding and ship repair. Revised edition, ILO
EH40/2005 Workplace Exposure Limits, HSE. Containing the list of workplace exposure limits for use with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended).
EU-OSHA introduces a database that provides practical tools and guidance on dangerous substances.
New infosheets on nanomaterials and practical tools to manage dangerous substances, EU-OSHA
EU-OSHA’s Annual Report 2017 - marking achievements and looking ahead to future goals
Substitution of dangerous substances in the workplace. EU-OSHA. Two infosheets on dangerous substances covering legislation and substitution.
Farm Safety Action Plan for April 2017 - March 2020, published by the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), Northern Ireland. Referenced in IOSH Magazine's NI farm action plan aims for 20% cut in fatalities news story.
Fire and Rescue Service inspections 2018/19, Summary of findings from Tranche 1, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services.
Focus on Health and Safety, the 12th biennial TUC safety representatives’ survey.
The Future of Health and Safety, WorkMobile. From IOSH Magazine's November 2017, In Short.
Global Estimates of Occupational Accidents and Work-related Illnesses 2017, published by WSH Institute. Referenced in IOSH Magazine's Global work deaths total 2.78 million a year news story.
Guidance Note for Clients writing an EIR, HSE, outlining how an employer information requirements document should be drafted and integrated with BIM.
Health & Safety Guide 2018, Forum of Private Business
Health and safety at work, summary statistics for Great Britain 2017, HSE
HSE’s injury and ill health Summary statistics for Great Britain 2018
HSENI's Draft Corporate Plan for 2018 - 2023, focusing on high risk industries and activities. From Out Now, IOSH Magazine November issue.
Legionnaires’ disease The control of legionella bacteria in water systems, HSE approved code of practice. Referenced in IOSH Magazine's November 2017 Process safety feature
Manual Handling Operations Regulations (L23), fourth edition, HSE
Medical-Fitness-to-Operate-Construction-Plant, CPA, Out Now, IOSH Magazine January 2019 issue
2017 safety report, National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC)
Post-traumatic stress disorder management, National Institute for Health Care and Excellence (NICE) guidance
Occupational Health: the global evidence and value. New research into return on investment from occupational health programmes by the Society of Occupational Medicine and KU Leuven University.
Offshore Statistics & Regulatory Activity Report 2017, HSE. Includes full-year details and explanatory notes.
Older people and employment, full report, Women and Equalities Committee
Out of sight, out of mind? Managing distributed workers' occupational safety and health, IOSH
People managers' guide to mental health, jointly developed by mental health charity Mind and the CIPD
Review of Vapour Cloud Explosion Incidents, prepared by the HSE. From IOSH Magazine’s October 2017 Out Now pages.
A national accident prevention strategy for England, called Safe and active at all ages: a national strategy to prevent serious accidental injuries in England, published by RoSPA.
Safety and health in micro and small enterprises in the EU: the view from the workplace, EU-OSHA. A report about MSEs’ attitudes to occupational safety and health.
Safety and Health at Work, includes articles on the link between MSDs and vibration, behavioural change in agricultural workers, driver fatigue and the cognitive impact of night work, Elsevier
Seizing the Momentum, summary of third annual survey by Business in the Community into prevalence of employee mental health conditions and workplace help. From Out Now in IOSH Magazine's November issue
Skies Without Limits - Drones, taking the UK's economy to new heights. PwC report estimates the use of unmanned aerial vehicles could add up to £41.7bn to the UK’s GDP by 2030.
State-of-the-art report on reproductive toxicants, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Strategy Statement 2019-21, The Health and Safety Authority in the Republic of Ireland will focus on compliance through risk-based enforcement and inspection. IOSH Magazine, April 2019, Out Now.
Talking Toolkit: preventing work-related stress, HSE, Out Now, IOSH Magazine January 2019 issue
Thriving at Work: the Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers, commissioned by Prime Minister Theresa May. Referenced in IOSH Magazine's Stevenson-Farmer review urges stronger HSE action on mental health news story. Get the report here
The Threat of Physical and Psychosocial Violence and Harassment in Digitalized Work. Working paper, ILO. From IOSH Magazine’s March 2018 Out Now resources.
Towards the urgent elimination of hazardous child labour - ILO report calls for an end to child labour, including “barely visible” work and domestic workers.
Transparency in supply chains, guidance issued under section 54(9) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. From IOSH Magazine's November 2017 Out Now section.
Using technology to improve fleet safety, best practice guidance report from road safety charity, Brake.
Using Telematics in Professional Vehicle Fleets, European Transport Safety Council. Out Now, IOSH Magazine December 2019 issue
Voluntary Reporting on Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing, a framework to support employers, Department for Work & Pensions
Waste statistics in Great Britain, 2018 published by The Health and Safety Executive, provides key metrics on fatal and non-fatal work injuries in 2017 and 2018.
WP8-2018 Wearables and Wellbeing in Buildings - the story so far, a BSRIA white paper. Out Now, IOSH Magazine December issue.
Workplace health needs assessment, Public Health England. Referenced in IOSH Magazine's Government support package aims to cut sickness absence news story.
Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Stress, Anxiety and Depression in Ireland, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
WP8-2018 Wearables and Wellbeing in Buildings -
the story so far, a BSRIA white paper