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IOSH has funded a wealth of occupational safety and health research which informs policy and practice across all sectors. Here you can find research reports, practical advice and resources to use in the workplace.

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Research-based webinars

We have a range of webinars including 'Learning from Tideway' and 'Return to work after cancer'.

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Special programmes

The Tideway Tracer Study was a three-year research programme that tracked occupational health and safety behaviours and initiatives implemented in the Tideway construction project to create a sustainable sewerage solution for London beyond the 21st century. Read more on the Tideway Tracer Study.

Health and safety in a changing world is the result of a five-year programme exploring the health and safety landscape to help develop solutions that provide effective protection for workers and their communities.

Most recent reports

Seafarers' mental health and wellbeing

This research sets out to explore mental health and wellbeing amongst seafarers working in the international cargo shipping industry.

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Immersive virtual worlds: Multi-sensory virtual environments for health and safety training

New research, by the University of Nottingham, has shown that virtual reality can provide valuable insights into workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations and may improve safety awareness.

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Construction Site Evacuation Safety

This research carried out by Professor Ed Galea and his team from the Fire Safety Engineering Group of the University of Greenwich investigated the response behaviour of construction workers in high-rise construction site evacuations.

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