Covid-19 webinars

IOSH have launched a series of webinars for occupational safety and health professionals on the Covid-19 situation.

Most recent webinar

Covid-19: are reports of its demise greatly exaggerated?
Thursday 30 September, 12.30-14.00 BST.

Jimmy Quinn, IOSH President

Louise Hosking: President Elect, IOSH; Director, Hosking Associates
Tim Eldridge: Vice-President, IOSH; Global Head of Health and Safety, HSBC
Clare Bowerman: Researcher, Affinity Health and Work
Dr Lars Petersen: Medical Director, International Sos

Previous webinars

IOSH Covid-19 webinar series: Healing the scars of a pandemic: tackling a future of Long Covid
Thursday 19 August, 12.30-13.30 BST.

Lawrence Webb, IOSH Vice-President

Dr Karen Michell, Researcher at IOSH | Presentation
Professor Anne Harriss, Immediate Past President, Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM)
Dr Murray Dryden, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Division of National Health Laboratory Services.


Previous webinars

Building health and safety practice for a new world webinar series - What comes next? Dealing with communicable diseases in a world of uncertainty
Thursday 15 July, 12.30-13.30 BST.

Jimmy Quinn, IOSH President

Dr Ivan D. Ivanov, Head of Occupational and Workplace Health, World Health Organisation
Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Health and Safety, IOSH

Previous webinars

Covid-19 Sector Series - Covid unlocked: How fighting the virus today saw us innovate for tomorrow (Part 3)
Thursday 24 June, 12:30-13:30 BST / 13:30-14:30 CET

Dr David Gold, IOSH Vice-President

Jeanette Harris: Education Group Committee
David Reid: Environmental Waste Management Group Committee
Julia Johnston: Health and Social Care Group Committee
Dr John Morran: Public Services Group Committee

Covid-19 Sector Series - Covid unlocked: How fighting the virus today saw us innovate for tomorrow (Part 2)
Thursday 20 May, 12:30-13:30 BST / 13:30-14:30 CET

Louise Hosking, IOSH President Elect

Tom Chambers: Committee Member, Hazardous Industries Group
Trevor Stapleton: Committee Member, Offshore Group
Tina Morgan: Chair, Rural Industries Group

Covid-19 Sector Series - Covid unlocked: How fighting the virus today saw us innovate for tomorrow (Part 1)
Thursday 15 April, 12:30-13:30 BST / 13:30-14:30 CET

Jimmy Quinn, IOSH President

Malcolm Shiels: Chair, IOSH Construction Group
Ria Sooknarine: Communications Coordinator, IOSH Logistics and Retail Group; and Caribbean Branch
Mike Evans: Communications Coordinator, IOSH Food and Drink Industries Group

Caring Through Covid’ webinar series: Mental health and wellbeing
Thursday 11 March, 12:30-13:30 GMT / 13:30-14:30 CET

Lawrence Webb, IOSH Vice-President

Ilir Bazaiti: Health and Safety Analyst, Environment & Sustainability Department, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Jim Lawless: Lawyer, team coach, motivational speaker, architect of change
Dr Nnedinma (Ned) Umeokafor: Course Leader for Undergraduate BSc programmes, Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management, Kingston University London

The law in lockdown – workplace rights and obligations
Thursday 11 February 12:30-13:30 GMT / 13:30-14:30 (EST)  

IOSH Vice-President Neil Catton

Stephanie Boyce: Vice-President, the Law Society
Matthew Breakell: Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Colleen Theron: Sustainability lawyer and Consultant, Ardea International.

Modern slavery risk resources

'Caring through Covid' - Keeping in touch with our creativity 
Thursday 14 January 12:00-13:00 GMT / 13:00-14:00 (EST) 

Webinar resources

Tim Eldridge, IOSH President Elect

Sam Oldham, Commercial and Operations Director, The Roundhouse, London
Filomena Rodriguez, Creativity coach
Zoe Davies, Head of Safety, BBC

IOSH Covid-19 series: Helping colleagues to stay connected
An IOSH/CIPD joint webinar

Thursday 10 December 12:30-13:30 GMT / 13:30-14.30 CET

Louise Hosking, IOSH President Elect

Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD
Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Health and Safety, IOSH

Caring through covid:
An IOSH/SOM joint webinar - Supporting your staff to support themselves

Thursday 12 November, 12.30 (GMT) / 13.30 (CET)

Stuart Hughes, Vice-President, IOSH

Professor Anne Harriss, President, Society of Occupational Medicine
Christine Hancock, C3 Health, Founder and Director
Dr Jon Spiro, Consultant in Occupational Medicine

Managing the risks of workplace carcinogens: what your organisation needs to do now
Thursday 29 October, 12.30 (GMT) / 13.30 (CET)

Keith Hole, IOSH Council member and NTTL ambassador

Mavis Nye, campaigner, The Mavis Nye Foundation
Jody Dutton, who shares her personal story of how occupational cancer has affected her family's lives
Kevin Bampton, CEO, BOHS
Dr Ian Mudway, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Imperial College London

Covid-19 and mental health: workplace psychosocial risks, impacts and mitigations

Thursday 15 October, 12.30-13.30 (BST) / 13.30-14.30 (CEST)

Hosted/facilitated by
Duncan Spencer,
Head of Advice and Practice, IOSH

Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, HSE
Mary Ogungbeje, OSH Research Manager, IOSH

Beyond now: OSH competencies you need for recovery from a pandemic

Thursday 01 October, 12.30-13.30 (BST) / 13.30-14.30 (CEST)

Hosted by
Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Corporate Engagement, IOSH.

Jamie Sutherland-Pownall, Group Health and Safety Lead, Slater & Gordon UK and Member of IOSH’s Future Leaders Community; | Presentation
Liam Tiddy, Head of Practice, Shirley Parsons | Presentation
Sue Parker-Tantush, Head of Health and Safety, Co-op | Presentation

A WHO/IOSH webinar: World Patient Safety Day 2020: Joint action for health worker safety

Friday 18 September, 12:30 BST / 13:30 (CEST)

Covid-19 - the future workplace and its impact on people

Thursday 03 September, 12:30 BST / 13:30 (CEST)

Hosted by: Andrew Sharman, IOSH President
Lisa Bartlett, UK President - Crawford & Company;
Steve Collinson, Head of People - Zurich;
Nigel Sullivan, Chief People Officer – BUPA;
Tim Eldridge, Global Head of Health and Safety, HSBC;
Bev Messinger, CEO, IOSH

Covid-19: Managing your work safely through local lockdown

Thursday 20 August 12:30 BST / 13:30 (CEST)

Hosted by: Louise Hosking, IOSH Vice-President
Craig Foyle, Foyle Safety & Management;
Lucy Robinson, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce;
Matthew Jackson, WSP Middle East

Covid-19: communication strategies – effective protocols for safe working in a Covid world

Thursday 06 August 12:30pm BST

Hosted by: Tim Eldridge, IOSH Vice-President
Amanda Coleman, Crisis Communication Consultant and author of Crisis Communication Strategies;
Deirdre Sinnott McFeat, Health and Safety Authority; 
Simon Butt-Bethlendy, IOSH

Covid-19: Building a better gender balance for workplaces

Thursday 30 July 12:30pm BST

Hosted by: Louise Hosking, IOSH Vice-President
Anne Gardner-Aston, Group Health and Safety Director, Places for People
Kizzy Augustin, Partner, Russell Cooke LLP
Lorenzo Visentin, Group Head of Environment, Health and Safety Corporate Affairs, Arriva plc
Busola Alofe, Registrar/CEO, The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria

Covid-19: Future Leaders: Making a personal impact post lockdown

23 July 12:30 BST

Hosted by: Stuart Hughes – IOSH Vice-President and passionate advocate for IOSH Future Leaders.
Panel: Philip Lancashire, Chloe Hughes, Liam Kelly, Sunit Atwal, Jason Kamalu, James MacPherson, Hayley Wright, Robert Jukes
Webinar questions and answers

Covid-19: Your professional prospects as the world deals with the pandemic

16 July 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted By: James Quinn, President-Elect, IOSH

Ria Sooknarine, UNIPET, Trinidad | Presentation
Josh Huggins, Principal People | Presentation

Covid-19: How can we restart the events industry safely?

9 July 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted By: Louise Hosking, Vice-President, IOSH

Andrew Böber, Head of Health and Safety, The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon)
Nick Dugdale Moore, Regional Manager, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI)
Simon Garrett, Director, X Venture Global Risk Solutions
Chris Skeith, CEO, The Association of Event Organisers

Back in Business - strategies for optimising individual and organisational wellbeing and resilience

02 July 2020 12:30 (BST)

Presented by: Dr John Briffa

Due to the nature of the content included in this webinar, we are not authorised to provide a recording of this specific session. A summary document of some of the key messages will be made available in due course. Please check back again shortly

Covid-19: Ensuring the safety and health of workers in travel and tourism

25 June 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted and presented by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President


  • Tiffany Misrahi, Vice-President of Policy, World Travel and Tourism Council | Presentation
  • Arlette Anderson, Director of ESH, London Gatwick Airport | Presentation
  • Dr Mark Parrish, Regional Medical Director, International SOS | Presentation
  • Marc Jordan, Group Director of Security Health and Safety, Crisis and BCM at TUI Group | Presentation
  • Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Corporate Engagement, IOSH | Presentation

Covid-19: The role of line managers in returning safely

18 June 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted and presented by


  • Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute | Resources
  • Sue Parker-Tantush, Head of Health and Safety, Co-op Group | Presentation

Covid-19 Series: IOSH and Saiosh Global Working Collaboration – Sharing knowledge to improve the OSH profession

11 June 2020 14:30 (BST) | 15.30 (SAST) 

Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President


  • Bev Messinger, CEO, IOSH
  • Neels Nortje, CEO, Saiosh
  • Sanjay Munnoo, President, Saiosh
  • Ant Honey, Assistant Category Manager, IOSH - Presentation

Covid-19: Managing mental wellbeing when returning to work

4 June 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice, IOSH


Covid-19: Coronavirus – Returning safely after lockdown and employers’ obligations

28 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Richard Jones, Head of Policy and Regulatory Engagement IOSH


  • Gabriela Troncoso, Expert Services Manager, ENHESA
  • Malcolm Staves, Corporate Health and Safety Director, L'Oreal
  • David Greene, Vice-President, The Law Society
  • Mary Lawrence, Partner, Osborne Clarke International Legal Practice

Securing a new role during and post Covid-19 – insights for the OSH professional

21 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, Director of Professional Services, IOSH


  • Liam Tiddy, Head of Practice, Shirley Parsons
  • Yvette Moffatt,  Health & Safety Manager, Royal College of Surgeons
  • Gareth Mullen, Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Thames Water
  • Simon Bliss, Managing Director, Principal People

Covid-19 Global Logistics: Managing the risks for the future of a safe supply chain

14 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President


  • Kevin Furniss, Vice-President - Head of Corporate Safety, A.P. Moller-Maersk
  • Chris Newson, HSS Product Development and Delivery Lead, MakeUK
  • Andrew Mawson, Head of SHEQ/DGSA, Bibby Distribution and Chair or IOSH Logistics and Retail Group
  • Jodie Lynch, Regional Health Safety and Environment Advisor, Yusen Logistics UK Ltd 

Returning to work after Covid-19 – the role of the OSH and HR professionals

07 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • James Quinn, IOSH President Elect


  • Malcolm Shiels, Chair IOSH Construction Group, Director Head of CDM Summers-Inman Ltd
  • Keith Hole, Vice Chair IOSH Construction Group, Director and Thought Leader TSM UK 
  • David D’Souza, Director of Membership, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Presentation slides


Covid-19 and the global food supply chain: safety and health impacts and solutions

Apr 30, 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman - IOSH President


  • Dr Ivan D. Ivanov, Workplace Health Team, World Health Organisation
  • Cédric Pene, Counsellor, Agriculture and Commodities Division - World Trade Organization
  • Dr Jeffrey T. LeJeune, Food Safety and Quality Officer - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Elizabeth Creed, IOSH Rural Industries Group Vice Chair - Specialist Agriculture Safety Consultant
  • Craig Long, IOSH Rural Industries Group Committee Member - Health, Safety and Risk Advisor, G’s Fresh
  • Neil Lennox, Head of Group Safety and Insurance - Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

The role of the OSH professional​ - supporting your business throughout the Covid-19 crisis​

23 April 2020 12:30pm BST


Hosted by

  • Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice - IOSH


  • Louise Hosking - IOSH Vice-President
  • Jonathan Hughes - IOSH Vice-President

Presentation slides

Current risks, challenges and practical measures in protecting health workers responding to Covid-19

16 April 12:30pm BST


Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President


  • Alice Simniceanu, Catherine Kane & Dr Ivan D. Ivanov – World Health Organization
  • Mark Parsons & Fiona Potter, IOSH Health and Social Care Group
  • Dr Min Zhang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Professor Claudio Colosio, Milano Hospitals, Milan, Italy

Covid-19: Looking after the mental and physical health and wellbeing of the remote worker

09 April 2020


Hosted by

  • Dr David Gold, IOSH Vice-President
  • Tony Bough, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing - Royal Sun Alliance
    Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Health and Safety - IOSH

Managing workplace safety and health in response to Covid-19

02 April 2020


  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President
  • Dr Maria Neira, Director for Environment, Climate and Health - WHO
  • Dr Andy Ramsay, Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) Department - World Health Organisation
  • Dr Ivan D.Ivanov, Team Lead of Occupational and Workplace Health - World Health Organisation


Questions asked during the webinars are used to help shape the content on these pages, along with links to useful resources and websites. Where helpful, FAQ documents will be added alongside the recordings post webinar


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