About us

IOSH is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for health and safety professionals. Find out more here about who we are and what we do.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for safety and health professionals.

We act as a champion, adviser, advocate and trainer for health and safety professionals working in organisations of all shapes and sizes, in around 130 countries. Our focus is to support our members in creating workplaces that are safer, healthier and more sustainable. And we do this in many different ways, including a professional development programme, events, helplines, and up-to-date technical advice. Our Training and Skills products and other IOSH approved courses provide valuable knowledge, skills and qualifications for members and their colleagues.

At the same time, we are shaping the future of the profession and influencing important decisions that affect the safety, health and wellbeing of people at work worldwide. We collaborate with governments, advise policy-makers, commission research and set standards, and run high-profile campaigns to promote awareness of issues affecting workplace safety, health and well-being.

Formed in 1945, IOSH has become leader of a profession that has transformed the world of work, making it a safer, healthier place to be. It is a status identified by business and why Chartered Membership of IOSH is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health.

Our Vision

Our vision is simple: a safe and healthy world of work.

Our Mission

This is why our mission is to be the professional body leading the way in global occupational safety and health. Because of our expertise, reach and reputation, IOSH is uniquely placed to influence the way organisations look after their people at work.