IOSH shines in South Africa
Health and safety practitioners in South Africa now have the opportunity to join the largest health and safety membership organisation in the world – the UK-based Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
This follows the signing of an affiliation agreement between the organisation and MICROmega Holdings subsidiary company NOSA earlier this year. In terms of the partnership, selected students who pass NOSA’s Safety Management Training Course have the option of joining IOSH as technicians at no charge.
Carolyn Issitt, head of membership development for IOSH, was at the company’s NOSHCON stand. “Since this relationship was formed, we have had 400 new members join from South Africa,” she said.
IOSH is the chartered body for health and safety professionals. With more than 40 000 members in 85 countries, it’s the world’s biggest professional health and safety organisation. It sets standards, and supports, develops and connects members with resources, guidance, events and training. It’s the voice of the profession, and campaigns on issues that affect millions of working people. IOSH was founded in 1945 and is a registered charity with international non-governmental organisation status. It has seen a 35 percent growth in members in the past five years, a reflection of the growth in the global health and safety industry.
IOSH members enjoy free health and safety advice, a monthly magazine subscription, use of an online CPD (continuing professional development) system, downloadable best practice guides and the chance to shape the development of the global health and safety profession.