Partnership for the new millennium

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. In his speech accepting the presidency of The Institution of OccupationalSafety and Health, Paul Faupel FIOSH RSP emphasised the increasing importanceof cooperation in a working world that has changed, and continues to change, inradical ways. Drawing members’ attention to the Revitalising Health & Safety Strategydocument and the associated Securing Health Together and Improving Access toOccupational Health Support reports, the president noted that the significantmessage coming loud and clear from this health and safety trinity is”partnership”. He further reminded members that IOSH’s new corporate plan recognises thatwhile IOSH speaks for its members and the profession, it is not the only voicein the sphere of occupational safety, health and, indeed, environment. Whilestressing that IOSH is greater than the sum of its constituent parts and itsvoice is authoritative, the president acknowledged there are others in therelated professions of occupational medicine, occupational hygiene, ergonomics,risk management, and environmental management who, like IOSH, seek to influencepolicy-makers, standards-setters and regulators. In their jobs, on a frequent or regular basis, IOSH members work withcolleagues in these other professions because their respective competences arecomplementary. Yet, Faupel commented, rarely have the professions themselvesworked together at the strategic level. As an institution IOSH has achieved, and can continue to achieve, a largemeasure of success in its own right. But effective partnerships will enable itand those others to achieve much more. Partnership may be a political buzzwordbut if IOSH is to be successful in its objectives it will be obliged to use thevocabularies of those whom it seeks to influence, and to seek new ways ofcooperating with other organisations sharing similar goals. The president concluded his address by committing himself to workingthroughout his year of office to enhance the Institution’s existingpartnerships and to seeking out opportunities to establish new ones, in the UK,in Europe and further abroad. Partnership for the new millenniumOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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