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Useful Links - Partners

POOSH (Professional Organisations in Occupational Safety and Health) exists to promote the continuous improvement of the practice of occupational safety and health through education, communication and the encouragement of cooperation between all persons and agencies involved in the provision of a healthy and safe working environment.  In addition to BOHS, the other organisations currently represented are:


BOHS is one of the founding members of IOHA (the International Occupational Hygiene Association), which provides an international voice of the occupational hygiene profession through its recognition as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) by the ILO (International Labour Organisation) and WHO (World Health Organisation).  Links to the other members are below:

Other organisations or links which you may find of use, relevance or interest:

  • Health Risk at Work. Do You Know Yours -  Help for businesses in managing their health risks: Multi award-winning "Health Risk at Work. Do You Know Yours?" package including multilingual DVD and web based Rapid Reference cards

  • IT’S IN YOUR HANDS ©  - The IT’S IN YOUR HANDS © campaign was launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), Safety Groups UK (SG UK), the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) and the TUC in 2006.  The initiative aimed to promote improved skin care in industrial and commercial organisations.  For further details please click on the link above. 

  • UKATA, the UK Asbestos Training Association: Members are audited UK asbestos training providers offering Asbestos Awareness to Licensed training.

  •  Olympic Delivery Authority receives RoSPA Diamond Jubilee award in recognition of the safety and health achievements of the construction phase for London 2012. 

    This short film marks the completion of the major construction phase: to see a short trailer of the film click here 

    To download the full film itself, click here  

  • Clean Air, Take Care - A campaign by the BSIF in partnership with HSE aimed at reducing occupational respiratory disease. Follow the link for campaign material including DVDs - Are you breathing clean air at work and Lung Disease caused by work - You can prevent it. PowerPoint presentation - Helping you to correctly select and use respirators. Campaign leaflet and poster.

  • HSE Guidance on Respiratory Protective Equipment at Work: A practical guide 

  • HSE Technical Guidance on RPE Selector Tool 

  • HSE Guidance The Health and Safety Toolbox for Business 

  • RoSPA have created an information hub on the National Occupational Safety & Health Committee (NOSHC) page to raise awareness of the range of initiatives contributing to improvements in OH standards across UK workplaces - (


Other Fit for Work links that might be of interest are:

Health and wellbeing at work:

Preventing sickness absence:

Taking a leave of absence:


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