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IOSH has funded a wealth of occupational safety and health research which informs policy and practice across all sectors. Here you can find research reports, practical advice and resources to use in the workplace.

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We have a range of webinars including 'Learning from Tideway' and 'Return to work after cancer'.

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Special programmes

The Tideway Tracer Study was a three-year research programme that tracked occupational health and safety behaviours and initiatives implemented in the Tideway construction project to create a sustainable sewerage solution for London beyond the 21st century. Read more.

Health and safety in a changing world is the result of a five-year programme exploring the health and safety landscape to help develop solutions that provide effective protection for workers and their communities.

Most recent reports

Immersive virtual worlds: Multi-sensory virtual environments for health and safety training

New research, by the University of Nottingham, has shown that virtual reality can provide valuable insights into workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations and may improve safety awareness.

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Construction Site Evacuation Safety

This research carried out by Professor Ed Galea and his team from the Fire Safety Engineering Group of the University of Greenwich investigated the response behaviour of construction workers in high-rise construction site evacuations.

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Improving designers' knowledge of hazards

The aim of this research was to improve how designers involved in construction projects learn about how their design influences the management of OSH once the design is implemented.

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