What we are up to

IOSH staff speaking to delegates at the IOSH conference stand

From campaigning on key issues, lobbying governments on policy and law to developing new health and safety tools, our work keeps us very busy! Here's a taster of what we've recently been up to and what's happening soon.

Recent highlights

IOSH recently launched new corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability webpages, which can be viewed at http://www.iosh.co.uk/sustainability. In them, we make the case that better managed businesses thrive, contributing more to and benefitting from, healthy and sustainable economies and societies.

We recently took part in a Fashion Question Time in the UK Houses of Parliament on the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster. The event was organised by Fashion Revolution, who campaign for better working conditions in supply chains.

Earlier in the year the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) presented IOSH with a certificate to acknowledge our efforts to help raise awareness of the agency's ‘Healthy Workplaces for All Ages’ campaign. And the No Time to Lose campaign is celebrating a milestone with over 100 companies now signed up pledging to tackle work-related cancers. As an IOSH member, is your business signed up?

What's coming up?

Throughout spring and summer our public affairs team will be promoting the value of good health and safety management to politicians across the world.

In the UK we’ll work with the new Government post-June and monitor the Great Repeal Bill discussions to ensure there is no overall lowering of health and safety standards. And in Europe we’ll be looking at further changes to the Carcinogens or Mutagens Directive so if you have a view on this, please let us know at publicaffairs@iosh.co.uk.

As always, we’re asking for your views through our consultations page and are currently promoting an HSE consultation on Fee-for-Intervention. Please do let HSE know your thoughts by responding through our website, and remember, responding to consultations can be logged as CPD.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to recent consultations on industrial strategy, corporate governance and sustainable development goals, all of which IOSH has now responded to.

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