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  • Safe working near railway crossings demonstrated at IOSH event

    Mega phone 26 August 2016
    IOSH crossing event

    Steps that employers can take to help workers stay safe near railway level-crossings were highlighted during an event hosted by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

    Rail safety experts joined IOSH's Rural Industries and Railway Groups in demonstrating the risks of user-worked crossings (UWCs), which require a person to manually open and shut gates or lift barriers in order to cross rail track.

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  • IOSH Blueprint to be showcased at Singapore WSH Conference 2016

    Mega phone 22 August 2016
    IOSH Blueprint cropped

    The future of workplace safety and health in Singapore and across the Asia-Pacific region is to be debated during a major conference supported by IOSH.

    Around 800 delegates including occupational safety and health professionals (OSH), business leaders and government officials are expected to attend the Singapore WSH Conference 2016, co-organised biennially by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSH), the WSH Institute and Ministry of Manpower.

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  • Business benefits of work-related health to be promoted at food and drink conference

    Mega phone 22 August 2016
    Members of the IOSH Food and Drink Industries Group at Allied Bakeries

    Why investing in the safety and health of workers makes business sense is to be the focus of a major UK food and drink industry conference.

    Delegates at this year’s National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference will hear how some of the industry’s leading names have reduced sickness absence, improved productivity and created more resilient workforces through promoting staff health and wellbeing.

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  • IOSH members invited to comment on draft procurement standard

    folder 19 August 2016

    A draft standard covering health and safety within supply chains has reached an important milestone.

    The standard, ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement - Guidance, has reached the second draft international standard stage.

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  • North Wales branch hears about benefits of healthy workforces

    Mega phone 19 August 2016
    Rachel Jones

    Having positive and motivated employees, increased productivity and a reduction in costs are among the benefits of having a healthy workforce, a meeting of IOSH’s North Wales branch heard.

    Workplace health practitioner Ian Sullivan spoke about the Healthy Working Wales project, which is being run by the Welsh Government.

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