Challenges faced by the modern day safety and health professional explored in new book

14 December 2016

A new book investigating the changing context of health and safety policy and concerns arising in the OSH profession, has now been published.

Changing world

Health and Safety in a Changing World (2017, Routledge) is the result of a major five-year research programme funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

The professional body commissioned studies by teams from the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), Loughborough University, Cranfield University and the universities of Nottingham, Reading and Portsmouth, under the direction of Professor Robert Dingwall.

The programme of research, one of the most ambitious ever undertaken into the ways we protect people from ill health and injury in the workplace, delivered a wide-ranging set of findings, published in October.

IOSH executive director of policy Shelley Frost, who edited the book with Prof Dingwall, said: “OSH is steeped in a colourful history, shaped by public perception and hugely dynamic.  This book explores those facets and provides a perspective on how the OSH professional can respond to the changing needs and expectations of the world of work.  

“There are real opportunities explored on how those driving forward OSH agendas can position themselves to influence and shape the future.”

Find out more about the book here.

Notes for editors

IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. With over 46,000 members in 120 countries, we’re the world’s largest professional health and safety organisation.

We set standards, and support, develop and connect our members with resources, guidance, events and training. We’re the voice of the profession, and campaign on issues that affect millions of working people.

IOSH was founded in 1945 and is a registered charity with international NGO status.

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