Your National Council has been pretty busy over the past few months and there are a lot of exciting new attractions looming on the horizon!
The latest is the new Safety Management Body of Knowledge, which we have abbreviated to SaMBOK, but check out the Publications Body of Knowledge tab in the top navigation bar. Here you can find a whole spectrum of useful information from text book references to lessons learnt, training standards and videos. Meantime, you can access it from here .
We'd like to have any other contributions from you that you feel could be relevant to other members. Wherever possible, please make use of the standard template for your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. All contributions will be subject to a review and editing process and your use of the standard format will help speed this up considerably.
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To provide a credible competence support base to our members in order to enhance a safer working environment.
Don't miss the A-OSHEXPO taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 24 to 26 May 2016
That double long weekend has come and gone and we're one third of the way through the year already!
We have two exciting EXPOs coming up in May - and IOSM is a partner in both. Make sure you don't miss the opportunity to get insight into the latest trends in OHS and Construction - and gain CPD points of you're a member of IOSM
If you're not yet a member of IOSM, take a further look at our website; there is some seriously useful stuff here that your could use in your job and this, I believe, will show you that IOSM could add value to your professional life
Thanks and regards
SAPEMA is our partner at A-OSHEXPO
Following on from the successful Petrochemical Roadshow, coming up in May are the dual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expos. These are the definitive African educational and networking platform for insights on the latest developments and technologies associated with the cement, concrete and construction industry. The interactive discussions focus on challenges and solutions of new developments and also identify new opportunities for the industry. International, high-level speakers will present their views through presentations, case studies and interactive panels.
IOSM has been invited to be a Partner in this exciting venture and as such can offer our members free access to the EXPO itself and 10% discount on the conference fees!
This promises to be a very interesting EXPO, especially for those of our members who have a specific interest in any matter related to concrete and construction.
These Expos will be running from 9 to 11 May 2016 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg,
For more details, visit their website at
or contact Tamsin Collins: email@example.com +27 21 700 4354
Strategic Goals and Objectives Framework:
- Industry safety standard setting.
- Knowledge / information sharing networks / forums / access to subject
- Access to career guidance / career opportunities.
- Industry / media representation.
- Stakeholder maintenance / stakeholder relations management.
- Member sustainability
- Member ethics
- Organisational positioning
- Organisational direction (policies, strategies, plans, structures, etc.)
- Corporate governance
- Organisational performance management
- Organisation culture
- Organisational communication
- Organisational image
- Resource management:
- Human resource management
- Financial management
- ICT management
- Information / knowledge management
Currently branches are established in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane, Pietermaritzburg, East London & Bloemfontein.
Origin of IOSM
The Institute of Safety Management had its origins in the South African Institute of Industrial Safety Officers which was established in 1952.
Its members cover a wide field of SHE disciplines which includes Occupational Injury and Accident Prevention, Loss Control, Fire Defence, Elements of Security, Ergonomics, Risk Management, Occupational Hygiene, as well as a comprehensive range of management skills.
The Institute is dedicated to the upgrading of the professional skills of its members and, as such, promotes various training courses throughout Southern Africa. Seminars on a wide range of loss control activities are run and briefs on specific topics are made available. All members receive a copy of ‘National Safety & Occupational Hygiene’, which not only gives current news regarding the Institute, but also carries articles of general interest in the fields of SHE management.
Minimum standards of competence have been established and a Professional Register of Practitioners is available in order that the technical skills and competence of persons practising in the field may be recorded, assessed and/or verified.
As well as being involved in training, the Institute is also concerned with analysing the ongoing training needs and identifying areas for improvement in safety education and upgrading technical competence. It maintains reciprocal membership arrangements with sister organisations in Europe, UK and the USA.