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March 23, 2007

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Your chance to make a difference

If you want to change something about health and safety or IOSH, then standing for election to the Council of Management is your opportunity to do so.

Council decides the future direction of IOSH, which in turn significantly affects the future of the health and safety profession. And if you think you might like to be president of IOSH some day, you also have to be on Council.

As a member of Council you will be responsible for appointing IOSH’s Board of Trustees, who oversee the day-to-day running of IOSH. Council members meet twice a year to represent the profession as a whole.

To become a Council member, you have to be nominated, either by a branch or specialist group, or by two other members. You can be any level of membership, so if you want to change something or drive the profession to new heights, you can.

All IOSH members are also entitled to vote. This year, 12 places are available for three-year terms. Nine of these can be filled by chartered fellows, fellows, chartered members, members, retired or life members. Three can be graduates, graduate members, technician members, or affiliates.

Members who are retiring this year but can be re-elected are:

– Martin Allan

– Stephen Asbury

– Martin Bessant

– Douglas Cartwright

– Reg Edwards

– Mark Humphreys

– Eleanor Lawson

– Vincent McNeilly

– Stephen Mills

– Ron Muir

– John Taylor

– Bryan Toone

Two of the retiring members, Neil Budworth and Wilson Lambe MBE, are not able to stand as they have served continuously for more than 12 years.

So, why not get your nomination form today and set about making a difference? Call 0116 257 3110 for a form. All nominations must be received by 25 May. Visit and click on the ‘structure and representation’ link to find out more about how IOSH is run and its members represented.

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