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Here you'll find all the latest news, views and developments from IOSH and in the world of health and safety.

Read the latest news releases related to the media and our members and see how we are speaking out to keep people safe and healthy at work.

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  • IOSH members receive New Year Honours

    folder 17 January 2017
    Caroline Wake

    An IOSH member who has been awarded an OBE has described it as “a wonderful way to end my career”.

    Caroline Wake CMIOSH was one of two IOSH members who were included in the New Year Honours list. She receives an OBE for services to transport safety and the community of Kent, while Andrew Butt has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to public safety.

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  • Have your say on respiratory protective devices standard

    Mega phone 13 January 2017
    Respiratory Protective Devices

    A proposed new standard around respiratory protective devices (RPDs) has reached the draft consultation stage – and IOSH members are being invited to share their views.

    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.

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  • Your chance to help shape IOSH

    folder 13 January 2017
    Graham Parker President

    It’s time to grab the opportunity to help shape the way your professional body is run – and enhance your own personal development.

    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.

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  • IOSH: PM’s mental health pledge “a step in right direction”

    Mega phone 10 January 2017
    Theresa May on mental health

    Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to improve mental health services in UK workplaces is “a step in the right direction”, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    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.

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  • Reduction in Ireland’s workplace fatalities welcomed by IOSH

    Mega phone 05 January 2017
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    The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) Ireland Branch has vowed to continue supporting industries to cut workplace accidents after it was revealed there has been a 21 per cent reduction in fatal injuries.

    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).

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