The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the chartered body and largest membership organisation for safety and health professionals. IOSH acts as a champion, adviser, advocate and trainer for health and safety professionals working in organisations of all shapes and sizes, in around 130 countries. The focus of IOSH is to support members in creating workplaces that are safer, healthier and more sustainable. It does this in many different ways, including a professional development programme, events, helplines, and up-to-date technical advice.
Alongside membership, IOSH has Training and Skills products and other IOSH approved courses to provide valuable knowledge, skills and qualifications for members and their colleagues. At the same time, IOSH is shaping the future of the OSH profession and influencing important decisions that affect the safety, health and wellbeing of people at work worldwide. IOSH collaborates with governments, advises policy-makers, commissions research and sets standards, alongside running high-profile campaigns to promote awareness of issues affecting workplace safety, health and well-being.
Formed in 1945, IOSH has become leader of a profession that has transformed the world of work, making it a safer, healthier place to be. It is a status identified by business and why chartered membership of IOSH is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.