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May 17, 2023

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New centre for occupational safety and health launched in Scotland

A new centre for occupational safety and health has been launched in Scotland, hoped to drive research, teaching and shared knowledge in the sector.

The Strathclyde Centre for Occupational Safety and Health (SCOSH) has been established by Strathclyde University to support the increasing demand for high-quality management of occupational health and safety.

One of its first initiatives is a new series of introductory level courses in Health and Safety Risk Management – funded by the Scottish Funding Council – starting this year.

Callum MacDonald, Head of SCOSH, said: “The team involved with SCOSH have been delivering online and blended learning relating to health, safety and risk management for approximately 20 years.
“Through this large, expert group of professional practitioners, SCOSH will deliver learning that is immediately useable in the workplace.  

“In addition to defined courses such as the postgraduate programme, SCOSH will also offer shorter term consultancy and training.”  

Lecturers from departments across the university – which is already the largest provider of postgraduate safety related education in the UK – will come together to work at SCOSH.

It was officially launched during an event at Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre on 4 May with guest speaker Iain Brodie, the Health and Safety Executive’s Director for Scotland / Deputy Director, Field Operations Division.

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