Wake-up call needed for occupational health
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health has called on the Government to put greater emphasis on good occupational health and wellbeing.
The statement coincides with the political party conference season, with Glasgow currently hosting the Liberal Democrat’s event. Richard Jones, head of policy and public affairs at IOSH, has underlined the importance of better awareness: “We need a national wake-up call to make sure health and wellbeing is taken more seriously,” he said.
IOSH will be meeting with politicians at all three of the main political party conferences, and will communicate the message that health and safety must no longer be the ‘Cinderella’ of workplace management.
“Health and safety professionals have lots of practical advice for making life better for everyone, helping to improve health and preventing a multitude of disorders,” said Mr. Jones.
Though illness is less instant or as dramatic than injury, he said, it can be equally devastating and more must be done to tackle them.
The IOSH stand at the conference, with a display inspired by the board game Operation, taking a lighter hearted look at common workplace injuries.
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