Who we are

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world's leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace.

Our role: Supporting safety and health professionals

IOSH acts as a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals working in organisations of all sizes. We give the safety and health profession a consistent, independent, authoritative voice at the highest levels.

Our single-minded focus is to support our members whose job is to protect the safety, health and wellbeing of working people. We share their passion and determination to cut the number of people who die or fall ill because of their work, by helping organisations to create safer, healthier and more sustainable working practices.

What we do: Support, research, advice, training

We support our members in a variety of practical and effective ways. We offer online forums, networking events, conferences, exhibitions and helplines to share information, advice, legal guidance and best practice.

We petition governments, advise policy-makers, commission research and set standards. We run high-profile campaigns to promote awareness of the issues that affect safety, health and wellbeing at work – from the causes of cancer to the hazards of dust, from safeguarding mental health to achieving a healthy work-life balance.

Our highly regarded training courses provide essential information, tools and skills for our members and their colleagues, suppliers and customers. Our membership grades are linked to internationally recognised qualifications, with Chartered Membership of IOSH acknowledged worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.

Why we do it: Safer, healthier workplaces

We empower our members to ensure that their organisations prioritise the safety, health and wellbeing of their workforce. That’s good for people, but it’s also good for business – strengthening business reputations, resilience and even results.

Our shared objective is a world where work is safe and healthy for every working person, every day.

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