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        Official magazine of

                                      nternational trade and travel for
        The Institution of Occupational Safety
        professional body for people responsible  Iwork bring particular safety and
        and Health (IOSH) is the world’s leading
        for safety and health in the workplace.
                                   health concerns, challenges and
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        Acting editor              managers and OSH professionals.
        Nick Warburton +44 (0) 20 8401 1804
        Acting deputy editor       Ensuring people travel and do business   support and train line managers to do this as
        Keeley Downey +44 (0) 20 8401 1809  away from home safely and healthily,   well. It is part of our duty of care.
                                   effectively and sustainably, is becoming   You can also find good advice about this,
        Advertising                more significant to our OSH roles as we   including a toolkit, in our Out of Sight, Out of
        Joseph Doherty,
        Dywayne Ramsundar, Navdeep Rana   support the success of our organisations in   Mind report and resources  going global.               (
                                     Although I am based in Hong Kong, my   This year, our IOSH presidential team
        Design and technology manager
        Elliott Tompkins           role and responsibilities as IOSH president   members are holding roundtable discussions  take me all over the world. I recently   with hundreds of directors of UK companies
        Senior designer            returned from meetings and events in   at Institute of Directors events (see p 15).
        Jack Witherden             Singapore, and I will be attending the   Two themes they are looking at are “The  American Society of Safety Professionals’   loneliness of the long-distance worker” and
        Advertisement production   Conference in New Orleans, in June, and   “Developing a robust supply chain”.
        John Woffenden +44 (0) 20 8212 1935  speaking at the ASEAN HSE Excellence   There is a connection here with other  2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in July, as   ways in which we do business.
        Marketing manager          well as the National Safety Conference in   How well we understand our duty of
        Rakhee Patel               Melbourne, Australia, in August.    care for managing the health, safety and
                                     IOSH staff and volunteers also often   wellbeing of remote and distributed workers
        Publisher                  attend events, conferences and strategic   can reflect qualities we need when working
        Jonathan Scriven           meetings in cities and countries worldwide.   with our supply chains, across borders and
                                   In mid-May, IOSH representatives met   time zones.
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        may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or   Baku in Azerbaijan, to Berlin, Brussels and   where OSH professionals can work with
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        mechanical or otherwise, without the prior written   Bulgaria in Europe, to Chicago in the US, and   others to develop new ideas and strategies.
        consent of the publisher and editor.  to Johannesburg in South Africa.   I wish you safe travels and hope many of
        For any queries regarding late deliveries/   As we collaborate to influence and   you will join me for IOSH 2019 at the ICC in
        non-receipt please direct to Derek Waters,    enhance how organisations look after their   Birmingham, UK, on 16-17 September.
        Magazine distribution administrator
        Derek; +44 (0) 20 7400 2898  employees worldwide, IOSH takes seriously
        Cover image: iStock/yodiyim  its own duty of care. This is all consistent
        ISSN 2396-7447    © IOSH 2019  with our daily work as champion, supporter,
                                   adviser, advocate and trainer for OSH
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                                   travel-safety support, as well as protect and
                                   promote their physical and mental health   Vincent Ho
                                   and wellbeing. Just as important is how we   IOSH president

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