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Award recognises IOSH’s global work and influence

IOSH’s influence and work to raise safety standards around the globe has been recognised with an award.

The Mukaidono Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to IOSH’s Head of Strategic Engagement Alan Stevens earlier today (Thursday 11 May) at the Well-being Tech International 2023 conference in Osaka, Japan.

The award is promoted and managed by event organisers The Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP) to recognise organisations and individuals which have helped to advance global safety standards, particularly in industrial settings.

It is named in honour of the achievements and spirit of Professor Dr Masao Mukaidono, who worked to improve the safety of the world’s manufacturing industries.

In a video message played at the event, IOSH Chief Executive Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher thanked the organisers for this honour and said: “IOSH has an understanding that when work is safe and healthy, it is productive and can be of the greatest benefit to our societies and to us as individuals.

“And we will continue to work together with the global OSH community to move towards our vision of a safe and healthy world of work.”

The Osaka event, held from 10-12 May, is the second of four held by the Global Coalition for Safety and Health in the lead up to the Global Initiative for Safety and Wellbeing at Expo 2025, at which IOSH will join partner organisations.

This is part of IOSH’s work with organisations around the world to represent the views and considerations of OSH professionals alongside partners who will bring perspectives from the occupational health community, social security associations, employers and more.

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