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Companies that view health and safety as a burden either lack understanding about the issue or are "not doing it right", an industry body has said. Speaking during the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH’s) recent annual conference, president of the organisation Ray Hurst said that health and safety should not be problematic, adding…

A government minister has called for a more sensible approach to health and safety at work. Speaking at Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH’s) annual conference, health and safety minister Lord McKenzie stated that risk management should be about practical steps to protect people, as opposed to "bureaucratic back covering". He added that everyone…

While broadly welcoming the chancellor’s recent announcement of an increase in training funding, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called for a greater emphasis on health and safety. During his Budget speech, Alistair Darling revealed that the government is to spend an additional £60 million over three years in order to help…

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called on the government to introduce tax incentives as part of an occupational health initiative. Under the institution’s proposals, tax breaks would be implemented for therapies such as physiotherapy as a means of helping employees to return to and remain in work. According to the IOSH,…

Health and safety professionals have renewed their calls for the regulation of their profession. During an appearance by senior members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in front of the Department for Work and Pensions select committee, it was argued that problems in public perceptions have arisen in the sector because anyone…