Qatar PR Network, Online Press Release from qatar and Doha city
 
Healthcare(Healthcare & Medicine)
Filter PR by
  
New five-year vision for safer and healthier world of work
New five-year vision for safer and healthier world of work

Doha, Qatar, 27 April 2017: A global vision to tackle inequalities in safeguarding the world’s workforce is being unveiled by the leading chartered professional health and safety body.

While health and safety is at the heart of some of the world’s most successful organisations, over 2.3 million people die every year from work-related accidents or illness – more than the death toll from malaria.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) 2017-2022 strategy calls for a collective effort to ensure that employees can return home fit and well after every working day, no matter where in the world they are.

‘WORK 2022 – shaping the future of safety and health’ is being launched at IOSH’s Middle East Conference in Doha, Qatar, a country pursuing ambitious growth and preparing to host football’s World Cup in five years’ time. 

The IOSH branch in Qatar has seen a five-fold membership increase in the past five years. Its members are working across industries to ensure health and safety standards keep pace with the country’s rapid development.

To protect workers and improve workplaces, IOSH will seek to enhance the occupational safety and health profession, build strategic collaborative partnerships across industry and strengthen its influence globally through impactful research and development.

IOSH’s strategy includes:

  • Working in partnership with professionals in countries facing local challenges related injury and illness caused by work
  • Rolling out the first comprehensive competency framework for safety and health to allow professionals to map their career path
  • A programme to boost the image of safety and health as a first career and help ambitious young people become the leaders of the future 
  • Introducing an entry-level qualification to develop a clear route into the profession

WORK 2022 is being launched by Dr Bill Gunnyeon, Chair of IOSH’s Board of Trustees and former Chief Medical Adviser for the UK government’s Department of Work and Pensions.

Ahead of the launch, he said: “We know organisations across the world are striving to increase the protection of their workforces through improvements in health and safety. 

“At IOSH we want to work with organisations to help ensure that, irrespective of where in the world they are, the protection and promotion of the health and wellbeing of their workforces will ultimately achieve the standard of the best. 

“This will ensure that, over time, we see a significant reduction in the avoidable human and financial costs of work-related injury and ill health.”   
IOSH Chief Executive Bev Messinger said: “Our new strategy focuses priorities for IOSH and sets its direction for the next five years, helping enhance the profession, making improvements for members, increasing our influence and impact around the world. It will guide the work we do to achieve our mission and charitable aims in partnership with others.”   

Posted by : Qatar and Doha City PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 26216 times
PR Category : Healthcare & Medicine
Posted on : Thursday, April 27, 2017  3:51:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of QatarPRNetwork.com.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Sports Bras Banishing Bounce by 83% arrive in store [45571-Views]
Michael Kors Presents Spring 2018 Jewelry [40200-Views]
Dubai Wins Red Diamond Award for World's Greatest New Year's Celebration! [36920-Views]
AIGNER Love [35936-Views]
Tiziana Terenzi launches its Anniversary Collection [35231-Views]
Go the extra mile this Valentine's Day with Robinsons [31062-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds makes historic gain Opens 11 showrooms in a day across 6 countries; Crossing... [30266-Views]
IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part of ‘Arabic Reassemble... [29487-Views]
LG Exploring New Commercial Opportunities With Expanding Robot Portfolio [27458-Views]
Kick off Spring/Summer season in style with Centrepoint's latest collection [25818-Views]
AIGNER Dubai World Cup Timepiece [24518-Views]
LG's 2018 Speaker Lineup Wows With Premium Sound, Ease of Use and Now Smart Capabilities [24415-Views]
Emirates to operate special A380 flight to Kuwait for UAE supporters to attend Arabian Gulf Cup fina... [24292-Views]
CG of India declared Champion at the 2nd Diplomat Cricket Cup by Skyline University College [23181-Views]
Qabala joins Air Arabia's Azerbaijan network [22054-Views]
Premium products to enhance brand image and accelerate profitable growth for LG [21709-Views]
IKEA Saddened by the Passing of Founder, Ingvar Kamprad [20549-Views]
LG to Launch UltraFine 5k Display Tailored for Mac Users [20430-Views]
Skyline University College organized a 3-Day Boot Camp for GIFT University, Pakistan students [19422-Views]
CBRE Group, Inc. Named a World's Most Admired Company by Fortune Magazine for Sixth Consecutive Year [18421-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories