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February 4, 2014

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IOSH announces change to international approach


IOSH has announced plans to address international needs through all of its networks and business activities, rather than one single network.
As part of its goal to create “a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable”, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is strengthening the foundations for international progression.
The institution has announced its plans to integrate international thinking into everything it does, and as a result, the networks committee — the member advisory committee covering networks and international work — has agreed that IOSH’s international group should cease to operate.
Former chair of the international group, David Evans, said: “The origins of the group date back some 10 years, when it was founded to assist with the development and implementation of IOSH’s international strategy, to engage with members and monitor what developments were taking place in global safety. Although 10 years doesn’t sound like a long time, an awful lot has changed in IOSH over that period. If we look back on some of those areas and issues it’s really interesting to see how it really has evolved.”
Mr Evans added that all parts of IOSH have a strategic need to address the global nature of occupational safety and health.
“I don’t want members to think that by this group coming to the end of its lifecycle it means IOSH’s focus internationally is dropping, it isn’t, the exact opposite is true and there have been some major successes.” He said.
Members who currently have the international group as their free group choice have been invited to join another group. Those who have paid to join the international group have been invited to join a second free group until the membership renewal date. For more details visit:

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