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Major Health and Safety Organisations Form OSH Stakeholder Alliance

Major Health and Safety Organisations Form OSH Stakeholder Alliance
03 August 2023

Nine of the UK’s top health and safety organisations are collaborating to form the Occupational Safety and Health Stakeholder Alliance.

The new alliance will help those organisations to offer a unified perspective on health and safety issues for the first time, drawing on members’ collective expertise to inform and support OSH decision-making across government policymaker, corporate and professional levels.

Alliance members include:


  • The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
  • British Safety Council
  • British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)
  • International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
  • The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
  • The National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF)


Collectively the alliance members’ competencies span the full spectrum of health and safety considerations, from education and regulation to policy creation, professional standards and thought leadership.

The group hopes to develop joint messaging and facilitate continuous progress on crucial OSH issues, including increasing the visibility and value of the health and safety profession.


Mental Health a Key Focus for The Occupational Safety and Health Alliance


Beyond safety, the subject of health and specifically mental health will be an immediate area of focus for the Alliance. Mental health issues associated with the workplace account for more than 50 per cent of all workplace incidents according to the latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive. In the construction and facilities management industry, in particular, as many as 38 per cent of individuals reported that they wouldn’t feel confident discussing any health issue with their employer, with many worrying about what it would mean for their career and relationships within the workplace.

An early priority for the alliance will be to prioritise, identify, develop and implement measures to equip the OSH profession to more effectively mitigate the risk factors giving rise to mental health issues in the workplace.

Picture: a photograph of several colourful hard hats. Image Credit: Pexels

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 03 August 2023


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