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Rural Industries Group news

Please check this page regularly for news updates from the Rural Industries Group.


Make a difference 

Join the IOSH Rural Industries Group Committee
Are you a health and safety professional working in a Rural Industry? Would you be interested in joining the IOSH Rural Industries Group as a volunteer committee member?

The Group committee are currently recruiting and if you’d like to make a difference in the industry, we’d welcome your application to join the committee. The committee currently has members from Agriculture, Forestry/Arboriculture, Equine and Fresh Produce sectors so we would be particularly interested to hear from people connected to other Rural Industries.

We would particularly like to hear from those OSH professionals from:

  • Conservation
  • Rural Diversification
  • Estate Management
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Rural Enterprise
  • Rural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering

The recruitment is open to all members and each applicant will be considered on an individual basis. We would also particularly welcome applications from members who are currently working outside of the UK, and from members who are in the early stages of their OSH career

If you are interested in joining, please complete the application form and return it to Networks@iosh.com by Friday 18 June 2021.

January 2020 - Newsletter 

'Non-Technical Skills' in Agriculture Workshop

Mind Your Head - new Mental Health campaign and other Health Initiatives in Farming

Alleged Dangerous Trailer Brakes road death hearing - Live report

Prison sentence highlights the need for rail crossing training

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 7: Planning for Emergencies (Know your lines, 105 and 112)

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 6: Staying Safe and Healthy (No Time To Lose)

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 5: Child Safety On Farms

Farm Safety Week 2017: Video interview with Will Haupt

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 4: Stay Safe with Livestock

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 3: The Rise and Falls of Farm Safety

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 2: Putting Safety in the Driving Seat

Farm Safety Week 2017 Day 1: Pub Landlord calls time on risk taking in farming

Two farmers killed in 2 days in run up to Farm Safety Week

Agriculture Fatals 2016-17 & Farm Safety Week (24 - 28 July 2017)

Farm SAFE initiatives in Northern Ireland gather pace

Farmers Stress Study Help needed