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  • New IOSH President seeking to show health and safety “makes sense”

    Mega phone 22 November 2017

    Demonstrating that occupational health and safety “makes good business sense” is a key priority for the new President of the leading global body in the field.

    Craig Foyle is the 51st President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

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  • Progress made to tackle cancer risk from silica dust at work worldwide

    Mega phone 21 November 2017
    NTTL silica

    Leading organisations from several business sectors shared how they have tackled cancer caused by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) at work, following a commitment made in 2016, as part of IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign.

    High-profile representatives from construction, rail and mineral products businesses, as well as professional bodies and academics, took part in the discussion hosted at the IOSH 2017 Conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham today (21 November).

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  • Time for safety and health profession to “turn outwards”

    Mega phone 20 November 2017
    Graham Parker

    The safety and health profession must “turn outwards” as it looks to the future, IOSH’s outgoing President Graham Parker told the institution’s annual international conference today.

    In his opening address to IOSH 2017 this morning, Graham looked back on his year in office before looking at how the profession can continue to protect people at work.

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  • Survey of gig workers’ health and wellbeing brings call for employer-worker care pledge

    Mega phone 20 November 2017
    gig ec

    Gig economy workers, temps and workers on zero-hours contracts report receiving fewer protections for their health and wellbeing at work than their permanent, full-time colleagues, according to findings from a survey published today by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    Many are working when sick, working unpaid overtime and going throughout the year without a paid holiday, the IOSH-commissioned Opinium survey found.

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  • Workers should be able to “put hands up and ask for help” on mental health

    Mega phone 20 November 2017

    Employers and employees need to take accountability for workplace mental health in order to end the stigma which surrounds the issue, delegates at a major safety and health conference heard today.

    Geoff McDonald, a global advocate, campaigner and consultant on workplace mental health, said it is crucial that workers feel they can “put their hands up and ask for help” if they are suffering from a mental health problem.

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