A new-look magazine, magazine website, refreshed jobs board and digital updates will be launched in Spring 2020 as part of a major programme by IOSH in 2019–20 to deliver improved support to its 47,000-strong membership.
IOSH and award-winning content marketing and publishing agency Redactive announced in August a new partnership to provide news, updates, insight, careers advice and job opportunities for safety and health’s largest professional community. Based on member feedback which indicated members wanted a greater selection of content types as well as reduced environmental impact, we can now reveal that the upgrade in our member communications will go live in March with the first edition of our revamped member publication, IOSH Magazine.
With these changes, IOSH Magazine will move to becoming a larger bi-monthly publication, allowing us to provide more in-depth analysis, features and opinion pieces on subjects which matter to the occupational safety and health (OSH) professional while also providing tailored e-content to bring up-to-date news to our readers between editions of the printed magazine. We’ll also be refreshing the look and feel of the magazine, bringing a new and exciting take on a membership publication while also enabling our members to boost their professional development with practical, bite-sized content created to enhance their technical and business skills and knowledge.
This move also allows IOSH to improve further the environmental credentials of the magazine. Having fewer but thicker editions, interspersed with e-content, means we are using less paper and ink as well as reducing the environmental impact of distribution. The print editions use only FSC-approved paper, and IOSH has removed the unrecyclable plastic front cover lamination. From March onwards, the magazine will come without any wrapper, meaning the whole magazine is totally recyclable at the kerbside.
All the latest news and digital articles will also have a new home on the revamped IOSH Magazine website, allowing our members to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of occupational safety and health and enabling them to join the conversation online through revitalised digital channels. This new website is being developed with the members’ needs put first, meaning it will become more user-friendly and easier to navigate, becoming the primary source of OSH-related news for our members.
IOSH Director of Professional Services Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher said: “Our first priority is always to provide the best possible support to our members and our partnership with Redactive will see huge improvements in how we keep them informed and also give them opportunities to progress their careers and build their networks.
“We’ve listened to our members, and they’ve told us how important the magazine is to them, so we’re improving it. With our new competency framework, we also have the basis to offer better, more tailored opportunities for professional development. And it’s our aim to make our jobs board www.healthandsafety-jobs.co.uk the go-to website for the best jobs and careers advice in safety and health.
“We’re looking forward to the launch of what will be a much-improved package of communications for our members.”
Redactive Director Aaron Nicholls said: “The new-look IOSH Magazine, its website and associated digital channels will aim to provide members with information and inspiration to help them to create healthier and safer workplaces. In doing so, we want to help IOSH members to develop their careers and make an even greater impact on the organisations they represent.
“We will champion the role that they perform and the positive and sustainable impact they make to business and society. All of us at Redactive are excited to see the plans that we are developing in partnership with IOSH come to fruition over the coming months.”
The collaboration supports IOSH’s five-year strategy, WORK 2022, which has the core aim of enhancing the safety and health profession.
Vanessa added: “Our members are central to everything we do, and our primary focus is to ensure they have all the support they need to advance their careers and perform to the best of their ability in their workplaces. This partnership with Redactive is just part of a series of initiatives this year to really enhance the support we give to our members.”