As the largest health and safety membership organisation in the world, IOSH has more than 44,000 individual members in over 120 countries.
Across the world, two million people die every year as a result of health and safety failures. Therefore we’re committed to creating “A world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable”.
That’s why one of our main aims is to maintain high standards throughout the profession and raise health and safety standards in a range of organisations through IOSH training courses.
IOSH is one of the world's leaders in health and safety training – more than 160,000 people take one of our courses every year.
We work with a range of organisations (national and international) to raise awareness and standards, develop training for schools and businesses, and run campaigns that are relevant to millions of working people. As well as lobbying governments on policy and law, we accredit qualifications for our members, give guidance, develop resources and run courses and events to help organisations in their work.
IOSH became a founder member of Great Britain Health and Wellbeing Week because promoting and ensuring good health at work is at our core. The issue is not just about accidents and physical injuries; but also about protecting employees’ health and wellbeing. It's important to understand that illness, as a result of work activity, is just as serious as an accident. The HWB week campaign puts the spotlight on health and supports employers raising the issue amongst their workforce, supply chains and wider communities.