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By joining the Institution's Nominations Committee, you will play a role in recommending appointees to the Board of Trustees and other standing committees in the central governance structure.
If you are concerned about it eating up huge amounts of your time, don't be. You can review application forms from home and join conference calls to shortlist candidates from any location, committing just several days a year to form an interview panel and meet as a committee to annually review processes and procedures.
The committee currently has a number of vacancies and IOSH members of all levels are invited to apply. You just need to match the essential competencies and qualities, with experience in recruitment and an understanding of the environment IOSH operates in. If you do, this could be the role for you.
IOSH President -- and former Nominations Committee member -- Graham Parker said: "Being on the Nominations Committee really is the chance to shape the leadership of IOSH and how it is run. It ensures that the most suitable candidates fill the key roles in the governance structure."
Graham Frobisher, Vice-Chair of the Committee, said: "It would be an excellent career step for members. If they are looking to do something requiring a different skillset then I would encourage them to apply."
Applications must be received by Thursday 16 February. Click here for more information.
It is intended that ISO 16975 will provide organisations with advice on the selection, use and maintenance of RPDs, to help protect employees from harmful exposures at work.IOSH Chartered Fellow Charles Tracey is the convenor of the technical committee, which is responsible for drafting the standard. He said: “This proposed standard, ISO 16975 part three, will provide organisations with guidance on face fit-testing procedures.
Mrs May has announced plans to overhaul mental health care in the UK, saying “there’s not enough help to hand” for anyone experiencing problems.Included in a raft of measures she introduced during a speech on Monday 9 January are a review into improving support in workplaces – headed up by mental health campaigner Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of the charity Mind – and providing employers with additional training to support staff who need to take time off.
There were 44 fatal workplace accidents in Ireland in 2016, down from 56 in 2015, according to figures released today by the country’s Health and Safety Authority (HSA). Liam Howe, Chair of the IOSH Ireland Branch, welcomed the reduction, citing the combined efforts of the HSA and employers and workers at all levels of organisations, supported by the safety professionals of his and other IOSH branches and districts in Ireland.
Return to Work after Cancer has been released today by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) ahead of World Cancer Day on Saturday 4 February.It says that producing tailored plans and individual risk assessments, including flexible working, carefully-managed workloads and good communication, can help with managing the process.
Representatives from the construction, rail and mineral products sectors will join trade and health bodies, researchers and regulators in 2017 in raising awareness of, and taking preventative action against, harmful exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS).RCS, or silica dust, is commonplace in industries that work with rocks, sand and clay, and products such as bricks and concrete, but significant exposure can cause silicosis and lung cancer.
The challenges facing occupational safety and health professionals (OSH) in an ever-changing world of work will be analysed at IOSH 2017, with the impact of technology on OSH and how to build a profession that is fit for the future among key themes.The Institution is organising every aspect of the conference for the first time this year and is using feedback from past conference delegates, IOSH members and OSH professionals to shape this year’s programme.