Six ways to keep updated in the Occupational Health and Safety field
28 May, 2024

With Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) a complex field, safety professionals have to adopt an intentional approach to staying on top of latest trends, news, case studies, technology and compliance regulations.

Here are the top 6 ways to stay on top of your professional field:

  1. Subscribe/become a member of reputable occupational health and safety organisations that provide updates on the latest standards, regulations, and best practices in occupational health and safety. Many organisations publish newsletters, blogs, and other resources that you may find useful.
  2. Attend occupational health and safety conferences and workshops, as these are specially curated to provide an overall view of the industry’s latest trends and developments. Events such as A-OSH in June, in which SafetyCloud is a sponsor, is one such event that allows you to learn and engage with safety institutions for expert advice. They also provide an opportunity to network with other professionals in the field.
  3. Take online courses and regular training to learn new skills or update your knowledge on a particular topic.
  4. Follow social media groups and forums as these groups can be a great way to connect with other professionals, share information, and ask questions.
  5. Read industry publications such as peer-reviewed journals, magazines, and newsletters that cover a range of occupational health and safety topics, unpacking the latest news trends and insights from leaders in the industry.
  6. Network with other professionals to learn about new developments and share best practices. You can network with other professionals at conferences, workshops, or through online groups and forums.

Whether you are about the enter the OHS field, or experienced with a number of years on the job, staying up-to-date with on the latest developments in occupational health and safety will ensure that you are providing a safe and healthy workplace for your employees.