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How we are run

Our Charter, Code of Conduct and policies

We were formed in 1945 and are now recognised around the world as the leading membership organisation for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals. Chartered membership of IOSH is the hallmark of professional excellence.

Working practices

Our Royal Charter was granted in 2002. It recognises IOSH’s consistent achievement and competency in OSH and sets out how we are governed and the rules our members must follow.

Our Code of Conduct helps members show their professional value through high standards.

Our conflicts of interest policy is for our volunteers, contractors and employees.

Reports and accounts

Find out about the work we have been doing and the milestones reached.

Professional journey

For an informal discussion about any professional journey decisions, please email the Professional Development and Standards Team or call us on +44 (0) 116 2573200. The team are here to support you.

If your issue is not resolved and you would like to appeal against a decision, the professional journey appeals policy below explains the circumstances in which you can make an appeal.

Equality and diversity

We can only achieve a safer world of work for all by welcoming people from different backgrounds into the profession. We’re working hard to make IOSH an inclusive environment where we treat everyone fairly regardless of age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, family circumstances or anything else. 

You can view the IOSH gender pay gap reports at GOV.UK


  • Leadership and governance
  • Our strategy
  • Our policy positions