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  • How our skin reflects our physical and mental wellbeing

    Mega phone 30 November 2018

    Dr Helen Taylor, an Associate Member of IOSH and a Partner at EnviroDerm Services, discusses the impact mental health issues can have on our skin

    I became an IOSH member as my research focuses on occupational skin management and how the workplace environment can affect our skin. My work harnesses the knowledge of skin and its behaviour from dermatologists and combines it with modern engineering technology to provide methods of reducing skin exposure in the workplace.

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  • IOSH to host major Asia-Pacific safety and health conference in Hong Kong

    Mega phone 30 November 2018
    Hong Kong skyscrapers

    The need for global collaboration and cooperation to create a healthier and safer world of work will be the focus of a major conference in Hong Kong.

    IOSH will host the 33rd Asia Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization annual conference (APOSHO 33) on 4-5 December.

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  • Laser track trolley lands rail operator major award

    Mega phone 29 November 2018
    181129 Rail award

    Singapore rail operator SMRT Trains has scooped a major industry award for introducing a laser track trolley which has improved the efficiency of work carried out and reduced safety and health risks faced by maintenance workers.

    The innovative trolley, used to monitor tracks for rail wear, weighs about 30kg and can be transported by two people and pushed continuously with minimal effort, eliminating the risks of musculoskeletal disorders and slips and trips for workers.

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  • New courses to combat construction sector risks

    Mega phone 28 November 2018
    bloke in helmet

    With construction site accidents claiming 60,000 lives around the world every year – a figure dwarfed by the number who die from work-related illness – two courses have been launched to help businesses in the sector better protect workers.

    The new courses, one designed for construction site managers and the other for workers, have been introduced by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the global chartered body for professionals responsible for worker protection.

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  • High praise for IOSH course to create healthier and more productive places of work

    Mega phone 27 November 2018
    Female colleague supporting male colleague

    IOSH's 'Managing Occupational Health and Wellbeing' course, designed to create healthier and more productive places of work, has received high praise from business leaders after being delivered by an award-winning health and training provider earlier this month.

    Ouch Training Team, based in Dorset and operating nationwide, offers dynamic training opportunities to ensure delegates understand how to take control in emergency situations and carry out effective planning and prevention to create safer and healthier working environments.

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