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Divergent thinking: Exploring the world of neurodiversity | Four-part series

"Diversity in people is an opportunity to benefit from enhanced potential. Are we harnessing neurodiversity to influence, engage and represent the profession and the wider world of work?" - Lawrence Webb, IOSH President

IOSH is delighted to announce this webinar series, ‘Divergent thinking: exploring the world of neurodiversity. The series offers an opportunity not only to develop an increased level of awareness and understanding of neurodiversity, but also to embrace neurodivergence and celebrate our ability to think and process information about the world around us differently.

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Part 1 - What do we mean by neurodiversity?

*This webinar has finished, but a recording is available

What do we mean by Neurodiversity
25 May 2023, 12.3013:30 BST

Here, we explore just what is meant by the term, neurodiversity, and what this means for employers and individuals in terms of misconceptions, preconceptions and missed opportunities. Our panel address divergent thinking and the value of neurodiversity in harnessing individual’s strengths.

Host: Lawrence Webb, President, IOSH


  • Fayola Francis, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Lead, IOSH
  • Mark Charlesworth, Neuro inclusion consultant
Part 2 - Empowering future leaders to spearhead change

Date: 13 June 2023
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Webinar

Continuing our series on neurodiversity, our second webinar looks at influencing people at the early stages of their careers.

Whether you’re neurodivergent or not, this webinar will explore the skills and flexible solutions we all need to understand how to get the best from our own careers and how to support those we work with. We’ll be hearing from leaders who share personal experiences of what they and their employers have done to enable them to achieve the best for them personally and their wider team.

IOSH President Lawrence Webb, will be joined by Adam Gawne, Health, Safety and Environment Advisor with Gentoo Group and member of IOSH’s Future Leaders Steering Group, and Emily Castle, Group SHE Performance and Improvement Manager at Costain Group. Together, they will focus on demystifying the stigma attached to neurodiversity and in turn give confidence to our neurodivergent future leaders.

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Part 3 - Harnessing neurodivergent traits bringing out the best in people

Date: 27 June 2023
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Webinar

It is a fact. We are all different, we all think differently, we all behave differently. Part three of our neurodiversity series will focus on highlighting the individual.

Identifying and understanding an individual’s qualities is critical in bringing out the best in everyone. When we identify someone’s traits, character, skillsets or even how they process information, this enables us to create an environment in which we can all thrive. Put simply, embracing and empowering differences in people is how we harness neurodivergent traits.

This session introduces Sharon Booth and Gary Monaghan, of Worcestershire County Council. Sharon and Gary are evidence of the above. As his manager, Sharon has supported Gary with his neurodivergence, creating what she has dubbed the ‘reasonable adjustment passport’, adopting new ways of working to help him thrive.

Stuart Hughes, IOSH President-Elect, will talk with Gary and Sharon and hear their story of the support Gary received, and the journey they have taken together to get the best out of each other.

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Part 4 - Being neuro inclusive: neurodivergent people thriving at work

Date: 20 July 2023
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Event Type: Webinar

In our final webinar of the series on neurodiversity, the focus is on being inclusive. Having highlighted the individual in the previous webinar, we now want to highlight the employer, and how they help their staff to thrive.

There are a great many benefits employers can get from having a diverse network. This session focusses on removing the barriers and stigmas associated with neurodivergent individuals. Often, stereotypes and assumptions are placed on neurodiverse groups which is both negative and damaging. Recognising individuality, understanding someone’s needs and supporting them accordingly is paramount to helping individuals to develop and thrive in the workplace.

IOSH President Lawrence Webb and EDI Lead Fayola Francis return for this webinar and will be joined by Tony Bough, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at RSA Insurance and Emma Case, Founder of Women Beyond The Box. They will be focussing on how better planning and foresight into creating healthy working environments raises opportunities and builds wider career development for everyone.

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ISSA-IOSH Webinar: The value of Accredited Vision Zero training
Date: 06 June 2023
Time: 12:00-13:00 BST / 13:00-14:00 CEST
Event type: Webinar

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An ENSHPO Webinar: Manual handling: The importance of recognising hazards and implementing safe working methods
Date: 20 June 2023
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 BST / 14:00 – 15:00 CEST
Event type: Webinar

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common work-related ailments, and a leading cause of working days lost, being a particular concern in healthcare, construction, manufacturing and agriculture. A major cause of MSDs is poor manual handling.

Employers have a responsibility to protect employees from hazardous manual handling in the workplace; to help them assess risk and prevent injury, and to provide them with the awareness and tools to make safe choices and changes.

ENSHPO is delighted to present an informative webinar focusing on the risks associated with Manual handling, and key initiatives and guidance to keeping working safe.

In this webinar, we will explore:

  • How to assess risks associated with manual handling and what preventative actions can be taken
  • Considerations and responsibilities of employers in keeping workers safe
  • Tools and innovation from the European community

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ICOH SCAP / IOSH webinar: Investigating adverse health events
Date: 21 June 2023
Time: 12:30-13:30 BST
Event type: Webinar

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Recent statistics from the WHO/ILO clearly show that adverse health events are the greatest cause of death and disease in the workplace(1) with diseases accounting for 80.7% of reported deaths. In a previous ICOH SCAP/IOSH webinar in 2022 the investigation of occupational diseases and other adverse health events in the workplace was explored. Panellists identified the need to empower OSH professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively investigate an adverse health event for the purpose of establishing and addressing the root cause.

Hosted by Dr Karen Michell of IOSH, this webinar will provide insights and learnings for how to investigate these adverse health events.

Joining the panel are, Dr Odette Volmink from The National Institute for Occupational Health South Africa, Alex Wilson, from Johnson Matthey; and current BOHS President and finally, Dr Rajiv Jain from Academy of Hospital Administration (AHA); and ICOH SCETOH Member.

The panel, with the help of Karen, will provide valuable guidance to enable participants to apply the steps of incident investigation to an adverse health event in the workplace with the intent of identifying root causes and recommendations for corrective action.

Dr Karen Michell, Research Programme Lead Occupational Health, IOSH

Dr Odette Volmink, Occupational Medicine Physician, The National Institute for Occupational Health, South Africa
Alex Wilson, BOHS President, 2023-24; Global Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health Manager, Johnson Matthey
Dr Rajiv Jain, ICOH SCETOH Member; Director Programmes (Academics and Research), Academy of Hospital Administration (AHA)

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Student employability: Working in safety and health - part 3
Date: 14 July 2023
Time: 12:30 BST
Evet type: Webinar

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Occupational safety and health (OSH) is increasingly becoming a sought-after career choice for many, particularly as businesses around the world are taking a more robust approach to health and safety in the workplace.

An essential part of landing your first OSH job is a strong CV/resume. But how do you make yourself stand out when applying for OSH jobs? How can you communicate your skills, experience, and education?

In this third part of our webinar series, our panel will discuss how to communicate your skills and experience on your CV, and outline the support available to new, aspiring, or career-changing professionals at IOSH.

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IOSH at Expos 2023

We are pleased to be contributing to the following industry Expos in 2023. These shows are a great opportunity for the OSH community to come together to share ideas and best practice. We are excited about bringing a varied programme of educational content to these events as well as providing support and information on our exhibition stand. We are looking forward to meeting our members and talking to individuals and businesses who want to find out how IOSH membership could benefit them.

Safety, Health & Wellbeing Live
Date: 27-28 September 2023
Venue: Farnborough International
IOSH activities: Keynote presentation by Presidential Team; exhibition stand, local branch sessions
Event type: in-person

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After a highly successful launch year, we'll be bringing back two regional trade shows in 2023 to reconnect you with market leading safety providers and to deliver inspiring educational programs at the highest quality and most accessible venues on your doorstep in the North and South of England.

Discover all the networking, CPD and procurement solutions you need, delivered free of charge in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Budget, time and travel restrictions are a constant challenge to which SHW Live uniquely responds by being the only truly accessible, affordable and sustainable platform for the industry to meet in person.

Farnborough International boasts a modern events venue with stunning views of the famous airfield and free car parking just 35 mins by train from London. OSH professionals travelling from anywhere along the M4 corridor, South Coast, London and across the South East and east of England will find an easy journey and over 2500 hotel rooms nearby.

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What do attendees think about our events?

"Thoroughly enjoyed the Future Leaders 2021 which included a variety of interesting presentations and discussions relating to future growth and evolution of health and safety, and how it relates to us all as aspiring future leaders. As it was virtual it meant I could network with other attendees from across the globe - France and Trinidad to name just a few! Fantastic event, can't wait for next years!” - Ellis TechIOSH

"Value-adding, engaging, and interesting; the IOSH NVC 2022 was an outstanding conference for me as an attendee. It championed inclusive opportunities to readily hear from (and ask unfiltered questions to) the Presidential Team, IOSH Corporate team, and volunteers across the globe. With a strong focus on discussing & promoting a forward-thinking IOSH, and clear introspective content/reflections from the whole of IOSH, this conference exceeded all my expectations.” - Peter Jenkins, GradIOSH

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