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October 29, 2009

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Guidance- Your guides to health and safety

If you’ve got a problem and you’re looking for some practical advice, the IOSH information centre can help.

IOSH publishes two different ranges of free guidance, depending on what kind of detail you need. ‘Direct info’ guides are brief and focused on operation or sector-specific health and safety topics, whereas ‘Direction’ is strategic corporate guidance.

  • A breath of fresh air — Managing a smoke-free workplace;
  • A healthy return — good practice guide to rehabilitating people at work; 
  • Behavioural safety: Kicking bad habits; 
  • Business risk management — getting health and safety firmly on the agenda; 
  • Consultancy — good practice guide; 
  • Getting help with health and safety; 
  • Getting off to a good start — how you can help young people Wiseup2work 
  • Global best practices in contractor safety; 
  • Joined-up working: an introduction to integrated management systems; 
  • Learning the lessons: how to respond to deaths at work and other serious incidents; 
  • Making a difference — A basic guide to environmental management for OSH practitioners; 
  • Professionals in partnership — guidance on occupational health; 
  • Promoting a positive culture — a guide to health and safety culture; 
  • Reporting performance — guidance on including health and safety performance in annual reports; 
  • Safety in the global village; 
  • Setting standards in health and safety — raising performance through training and competence development; 
  • Systems in focus: Guidance on occupational safety and health management systems; and 
  • Out of ‘site’ out of mind? Managing office teleworking in the 21st century.

You can download all of IOSH’s free guidance at

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