gender equality


Women’s wellbeing in male-dominated industries

Commerical Director at the National Federation of Builders, highlights what needs to be done to ensure significant change in workplace culture. Read More

Women in health and safety benefit from RoSPA and L’Oreal’s ‘Leading Safely’ mentoring scheme

RoSPA and L'Oreal's, Leading Safely for Women programme gathers momentum with its November course in high demand. Read More

IOSH taking ‘positive steps’ to address equality, diversity, and inclusion imbalance in the profession

In her recent SHP article, Why are there so few female Chartered Fellows in IOSH?, Claire Saunders raised some important points. Here, Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, Director of Professional Services at IOSH, provides a response. Read More

Does the equality maxim of ‘gender neutrality’ put women at greater health and safety risk?

Lorenzo Visentin explores the gender sensitive approach to risk, delving into some historic and more recent case study examples. Read More

Why are there so few female Chartered Fellows in IOSH?

Claire Saunders CFIOSH is one of just 0.1% of chartered Fellows within IOSH that are women. In this article, she asks whether IOSH should be doing more to help its female members to become Fellows, whether women are creating their own barriers and provides some information on getting your Fellowship Portfolio together. Read More

Global Coalition launches to support and promote women in health and safety internationally

OneWISH – the Global Coalition of Women in Safety and Health Networks will work with networks worldwide, to promote women and inclusion in safety & health. Read More

Women in Health & Safety Network launches new mailing list and workstreams

The Women in Health and Safety Committee has met to set out its plans for 2021, which includes a series of workstreams, designed to help promote equality and amplify the voices of women in the profession. Read More

Gender-balanced management teams are safer, report finds

A balanced mix of men and women in management are likely to make for a safer work environment, according to Read More

International Women’s Day – Driving change through gender equality

Tomorrow (8 March) is International Women's Day. Raquel Daniels at Acre explores the role of women in health and safety and the Women in Safety, Sustainability and Environment (WISSE) initiative run by Acre. Read More



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