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HEALTH AND SAFETY

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Who is a safety manager, and what are their responsibilities?

A safety manager is a professional who ensures that all workers comply with the workplace’s health and safety laws or requirements. The safety manager develops and manages so many health and safety documents. Those documents include Policies, plans, risk assessments, etc. They create a safe work environment and minimize hazards to protect employees from occupational risks.

ISO 45001: 2018 STANDARD LEAD AUDITOR COURSE

Must do things you need to know before you enrol for ISO 45001:2018 STANDARD lead auditor course.

You can’t just wake up and register for ISO 45001:2018 LEAD AUDITOR COURSE, You’ve to make your decisions by reading about the course tips and follow the right decisions. This particular article will help you to position your feet firmly on the ground.

7 benefits of consulting with employees in matters relating to health and safety

7 Benefits of consulting with employees in matters relating to health and safety

With the advent of ISO 45001:2018 which place more attention on consultation with employees on health and safety matters, Aside from other responsibilities, The employers stand to benefit more when consulting with employees in their daily work activities. Read the article and see the seven benefits from worker consultation.

IOSH MEMBERSHIP

A guide for your IOSH MEMBERSHIP

IOSH is an acronym for the Institution of occupational safety and Health. It is founded in 1945. We have similar organizations like IOSH and they’re IIRSM-International Institute of Risk and safety management.

ASSP-American Society of Safety Professionals, WSO -World Safety Organization, BSC- British Safety Council, ASSP- American Society of safety professionals, CSSE- Canadian Society of safety engineering.

CCOHS-Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. BCSP- Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Board of Canadian registered safety professionals and so on.

IOSH is founded in the UK with registered charity status and it prides itself on being a chartered body on health and safety that commands great membership in the world.

And having the members working in a diverse range of organizations where they’ve contributed a lot in creating safer and healthier working practices.

Being a member of IOSH offers a lot of benefits. And anyone who loves the health and safety profession would be so eager to join IOSH for the benefits.

However, in this article, I’ve taken my time to write out the numerous benefits you would enjoy as an IOSH member.

And the membership category is available for anyone who wants to join IOSH.

Benefits of being an IOSH member.

  • IOSH membership will enhance your career prospects. 

When submitting your CV to a potential employer or a potential hiring company, being an IOSH member puts you on the frontline for your CV to be selected.

More to this, IOSH has a mentoring platform that helps members to become well-valued and rounded occupational health and safety professionals for themselves over time.

The mentoring platform is made up of mentors that offer great opportunities from their wealth of experience to other members. And they’ve distinguished themselves for a long period in the health and safety profession.

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IOSH is an acronym for the Institution of occupational safety and Health. It is founded in 1945. We have similar organizations like IOSH and they’re IIRSM-International Institute of Risk and safety management.

ASSP-American Society of Safety Professionals, WSO -World Safety Organization, BSC- British Safety Council, ASSP- American Society of safety professionals, CSSE- Canadian Society of safety engineering.

CCOHS-Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. BCSP- Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Board of Canadian registered safety professionals and so on.

IOSH is founded in the UK with registered charity status and it prides itself on being a chartered body on health and safety that commands great membership in the world.

And having the members working in a diverse range of organizations where they’ve contributed a lot in creating safer and healthier working practices.

Being a member of IOSH offers a lot of benefits. And anyone who loves the health and safety profession would be so eager to join IOSH for the benefits.

However, in this article, I’ve taken my time to write out the numerous benefits you would enjoy as an IOSH member.

And the membership category is available for anyone who wants to join IOSH.

Benefits of being an IOSH member.

  • IOSH membership will enhance your career prospects. 

When submitting your CV to a potential employer or a potential hiring company, being an IOSH member puts you on the frontline for your CV to be selected.

More to this, IOSH has a mentoring platform that helps members to become well-valued and rounded occupational health and safety professionals for themselves over time.

The mentoring platform is made up of mentors that offer great opportunities from their wealth of experience to other members. And they’ve distinguished themselves for a long period in the health and safety profession.

Read More »A guide for your IOSH MEMBERSHIP
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8 Reasons Why Accident and Incident Investigation is Important in the Workplace

Accident and incident investigation in the workplace is an important legal requirement. And equally, an ISO 45001:2018 requirement for an employer to carry out an investigation when an incident happens. The Constituted investigation team ensures that the cause of the incident or the accident is determined, and proffers measures to prevent any future recurrence.

what you need to know about lone working

What you need to know about lone working in a workplace

Lone working from fixed establishments or work away from a fixed base involves a lot of safety risks.

Fixed establishments are small shops, and kiosks, working from home and or working separately from others in a factory.

Work away from a fixed base can be agriculture or forestry work, service work such as a collection of rent, repair and maintenance work, or work for social workers.

In the UK alone, an estimated more than 8 million people are lone workers. And the figure alone amounts to 22% out of the 31.2 million working population of the UK.

In other words, 8 million people and above in the UK are being exposed to safety risks and hazards associated with lone working. And that’s a very great number of people.

Nevertheless, here is a list of what you need to know about lone working.

  • What is lone working?
  • Where can you see lone-working Jobs?
  • The protection an employer can offer to lone workers.
  • Conclusion: What you need to know about lone working

What is lone working?

Lone working is defined as those who work for themselves without direct supervision.

The work exposes the workers to working alone, and they could be in a separate location from the rest of the other workers.

Lone working is legal but companies have a legal obligation to protect their workers and to promote health and safety effectively.

And any failure to do so could attract a fine or penalty.

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Nebosh online conference 2023

Nebosh has opened the registration for the 2023 Nebosh online conference. The conference is going on Tuesday, 21 November 2023. 

The conference will be a meeting point for industry experts and professionals from health and safety, technology, mental health, communication and OSH strategy.

The seasoned speakers for the

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How to maintain good toilet hygiene

The toilet is a humid area with the potential for germs and bacteria to thrive on them. These bacteria, like Salmonella and E. coli, can exist in toilet areas like the seat, floor, flush, door handle, and brush. The toilet usually has a foul odour due to the action of the bacteria that absorbs the toilet’s organic waste and releases the odour gas. 

Sometimes, it becomes an unbearable odour for those using the toilet. The area can become extremely dirty and a breeding ground for diseases. And this is more reason why good toilet hygiene is vital.

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What causes black mould in the bathroom and how to prevent it

  What causes black mould in the bathroom, and how to prevent it Black mould is a fungus that thrives in a moist environment. It has the potential to cause health issues.  People should focus on how to get rid of it as soon as… Read More »What causes black mould in the bathroom and how to prevent it

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Safety concerns for artistes working in the entertainment industry

All actors, dancers and musicians are human beings. They have their physical body. The human body can sustain an injury when not protected enough. The artiste exposes their body during stunts, performances, and rehearsals. They can sustain an injury from these activities. 

The series of questions from this part should be, are there measures in place to prevent musculoskeletal issues and injuries during any of these activities?