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  • Awards ceremony to reward non-OSH professionals

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    west of scotland winners 2016

    Employees who play a significant role in promoting safety and health across their business will be recognised at an awards ceremony.

    The IOSH West of Scotland Branch is holding its Certificate of Merit Awards for the 25th year, to recognise the efforts of non-OSH professionals to keep themselves and colleagues out of harm's way.

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  • Award-winning filmmakers fostered creativity through health and safety

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    Pictured (l-r) are Chris Stops, Aaron Hillier, Andrew Oldbury and David Heath at the NFTS Awards 2017

    Two award-winning student filmmakers say embracing health and safety allows their creativity to shine through on screen.

    Producer Andrew Oldbury and production manager Aaron Hillier safely shot scenes in moving vehicles, in busy public locations and on rooftops in central London for their film, sie, which they produced as part of their studies at the UK’s National Film and Television School (NFTS).

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  • IOSH: new UK approach needed to support those with ill-health and disabilities at work

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    Disability at work

    A change of approach is needed in how the UK tackles work-related illness and supports people with health conditions and disabilities who wish to be employed, says the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    Better use of the large number of occupational safety and health practitioners (OSH) in the UK, and a “stronger multidisciplinary approach” to harnessing OSH professionals’ skills as part of workplace teams would help the UK Government achieve its aim of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce, the Institution has stated.

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  • IOSH recommends linking executive pay and bonuses to occupational safety and health performance

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    Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, at the launch of the UK Government's Corporate Governance Reform Green Paper

    Leaders would have even greater incentive to improve safety and health if their performance was more transparent and executive pay and bonuses were linked to it, suggests the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    This is one of nine summary recommendations made by IOSH in its response to the UK Government’s Corporate Governance Reform Green Paper proposals, which follow public concern about serious failures, such as those at Sports Direct.

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  • European health professionals welcome No Time to Lose campaign

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    Delegates at the CANCON Final Conference with IOSH's No Time to Lose campaign materials

    Over 70 health experts in Europe applauded IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign at a leading cancer conference in Malta earlier this week (14-15 February).

    The campaign, which aims to raise awareness of occupational cancer and help businesses take action by providing free practical resources, was showcased by exclusive invitation at the ‘Final Conference of the Joint Action on Comprehensive Cancer Control’.

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