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 email@example.com. All contributions will be subject to a review and editing process and your use of the standard format will help speed this up considerably.
"Your partner towards zero harm."
Recognised by SAQA as a professional body and the
choice of discerning occupational safety practitioners!
To provide a credible competence support base to our members in order to enhance a safer working environment.
Hello to all IOSM Members!
Your precautions for working in the cold should by now be well established and properly maintained. Here at the southern tip of Africa, we are fortunate that we don’t have extensive snow, sleet and slippery roads in winter, but if any areas do experience such a hazard, please ensure your drivers are properly trained and have the proper equipment to deal with such conditions.
A-OSHEXPO 2016 AND OTHER EXPO’S
The IOSM again had a very active involvement in A-OSH Expo at Gallagher Estate in Midrand from
24 to 26 May 2016.
Speakers included amongst others, the Chief Inspector, Mr Tibor Szana, The Director for Explosives and Construction, Mr Phumi Maphaha, Dr Innocent Musonda from University of Johannesburg speaking on behalf of the SACPCMP, Mr. Wickus Botha of Ernest and Young, Deon Jansen van
Vuuren from Gijima-AST, Leighton Bennett and myself from the IOSM, as well as a number of speakers talking about aspects of personal protective equipment. Everyone who attended the sessions were treated to a wealth of information and insights into our very broad and dynamic profession!
The IOSM were also represented at the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Expo in Midrand on the 2nd of June.
Thanks and regards
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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
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- 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.