IOSH welcomes the appointment of Sarah Newton as Chair of the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain.
This is a crucial period for occupational safety and health. As organisations reopen workplaces, it is important that they have measures in place to protect their people from both Covid-19 transmission and other safety and health risks. Occupational safety and health professionals have a key role to play in helping organisations manage these risks and ensuring business continuity and sustainability.
Through her time as an MP, particularly as a Minister of State, and her work on a wide range of boards, Sarah has vast experience which she can bring to this role. As the chartered membership body for occupational safety and health professionals and world-leading developer of safety and health training products, we look forward to collaborating with Sarah and her team, to support the HSE in delivering its strategy as we continue to work towards achieving our vision of a safer and healthier world of work for all.
At the same time, we thank the outgoing Chair Martin Temple for his work in the role and wish him every success for the future.