Who we are
The Institution of Occupational Safety and
Health (IOSH) is the only Chartered body for health and safety
professionals in the world.
We were founded in 1945 and have been registered as a
charity since 1962. In 2002 we were awarded a Royal Charter.
As the largest health and safety membership organisation in the
world, IOSH has more than 40,000 individual members in 99
Across the world, two million people die every year as a result
of health and safety failures therefore we’re committed to creating
“A world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable”. That’s
why one of our main aims is to maintain
high standards throughout the profession via the training courses IOSH delivers. IOSH is one of
the world's leaders in health and safety training – more than
130,000 people take one of our courses every year.
What does IOSH do?
We work with a range of organisations (national and
international) to raise awareness – and standards, developing
training for schools and businesses, and running campaigns that are relevant to millions of
As well as lobbying governments on
policy and law, we accredit qualifications for our members, give
guidance, develop resources and run courses and events to help
organisations in their work.
us to find out more about our work.
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recognises our commitment to a friendly and crystal clear site. We
will continue to work hard to maintain this high standard into the