5 reasons to Stop ‘n’ Learn at #SHExpo 2015

350 exhibitors, 15,000 safety professionals and only 3 days. That’s not to mention the stellar list of guest speakers, the IOSH 2015 conference or the annual RoSPA Awards If you’ve visited the Safety and Health Expo before, you’ll know that there’s an awful lot to see and do and not a great amount of time... Continue Reading →

Surprisingly deadly: 5 of the UK’s most dangerous jobs

Ask anyone to name the most dangerous jobs they can think of, and you’ll usually be greeted with the same old answers. Racing car driver? Astronaut? Bomb disposal expert? While there’s no doubting these can be perilous ways to earn a living, health and safety statistics from the HSE suggest that some of the most... Continue Reading →

Health and safety responsibilities – 12 essential facts every director needs to grasp

Calling all directors - the onus is on YOU to manage health and safety. Here IOSH President Elect, and RoSPA OSH Policy Advisor, Dr Karen McDonnell tells you what you need to know when it comes to taking control of health safety in the workplace...   The board has not just a legal but a moral... Continue Reading →

Homeworking: A guide to employer responsibilities for health and safety

With the advent of homeworking becoming more prevalent, it's become increasingly important for employers to know what they need to do in order to ensure the health and safety of their employees working at home. The phrase 'working from home' actually covers a wide range of jobs. According to research conducted by the Health and... Continue Reading →

Speaking with Angels: What it means to be a RoSPA Guardian Angel Award winner

For over fifty years, the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards have honoured organisations from around the world who have strived for the highest standards in safety. In 2014, however, they went a step further. The RoSPA Guardian Angel Award recognises those who have gone 'above and beyond' to improve the safety of others, often... Continue Reading →

The ABC of OSH (Part 1)

As every safety and health professional knows, there’s a near endless list of issues we need to consider if we are going to ensure every employee returns safely home to their families each night. While most of you will have studied for years to achieve the highest health and safety qualifications, there’s no harm in... Continue Reading →

Corporate storytelling – How effective communication skills could improve workplace safety

As we’ve discussed before, motivating some staff to get excited about safety is not a challenge for the faint-hearted. No matter the number of workplace accident statistics that clearly illustrate the detrimental effect preventable injuries have on our workforce – not to mention our struggling A&E departments – some people still seem to be fixated... Continue Reading →

Three timeless tips to turbo-charge your health and safety CV

In the UK today, over 40,000 people have careers in health and safety, while several hundred thousand people work in health and safety worldwide. In such a big field, there is inevitably a very active and competitive job market, with a number of health and safety recruitment agencies specifically recruiting people for health and safety jobs abroad... Continue Reading →

5 ways to make the most your Safety & Health Expo visit

After 30 unforgettable years, Safety and Health Expo has moved from Birmingham's NEC to ExCel, London. As well as an excuse to visit the thriving capital city, ExCeL is one of the few venues to offer enough space for the IOSH conference, Safety and Health Expo and the other 5 shows within the Protection and... Continue Reading →

Swords into ploughshares: Why a career in health and safety might be your ideal spot on Civvy Street

An uninformed civilian might think that being in the Armed Forces and being involved in health & safety are two opposite ends of the same continuum.  ‘Health and safety is there to stop people being killed and injured, whereas the Armed Forces.....’, the story might go.  But those who have served will quickly spot the... Continue Reading →

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