10 Major Health and Safety Membership Organizations

Health and Safety Membership Organizations

This article will highlight major Health and Safety membership organizations which you can register with.

To be recognized as a top Health and Safety professional, you must belong to some important Health and Safety membership organizations.

There are lots of benefits for belonging to a professional body, here are some of the benefits:

  • Increasing your career prospects
  • Maximizing your potential
  • Enhancing your knowledge and keeping you up to date
  • Building your network and connections
  • Providing access to technical advice and expertise
  • Giving you a voice in the global movement for change.


Health and Safety Membership Organizations

Click on the name of each organization to navigate to their membership page.

1. Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world’s leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace. IOSH acts as a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals working in organisations of all sizes.

2. National Safety Council

The National Safety Council is a 501 nonprofit, public service organization promoting health and safety in the United States of America. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, NSC is a member organization, founded in 1913 and granted a congressional charter in 1953.

3. British Safety Council:

The British Safety Council is a Registered Charity founded by James Tye in 1957. It is one of the world’s leading Health and Safety organisations alongside the likes of IOSH & IIRSM, the Council’s members are mostly companies.

4. Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety

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The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is an independent departmental corporation under Schedule II of the Financial Administration Act and is accountable to Parliament through the Minister of Labour.

CCOHS functions as the primary national agency in Canada for the advancement of safe and healthy workplaces and preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.

5. American Society of Safety Professionals

The American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals. For more than 100 years, the association have supported occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals in their efforts to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. We provide education, advocacy, standards development and a professional community to our members in order to advance their careers and the OSH profession as a whole.

6. Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering is a Canadian association which promotes accident prevention. It was founded in 1949 by a small group of individuals drawn together in the common cause of accident prevention.
The World Safety Organization (WSO) was founded in 1975 as a result of an international conference, organized by the Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc. (SOPI), in Manila, Philippines.  There were over 1,000 delegates from over 20 countries represented at that conference (Thailand, USA, Japan, Australia, China, Iran, Singapore, Spain, Nigeria, Sweden, Iraq, Turkey, Yugoslavia, Papua New Quinea, Philippines, Hong Kong, and others).  On that occasion the conference delegates agreed on the need for an international exchange of information, programs, new research methods, and data, in the areas of safety, environment, and all associated fields.
8. British International Safety Organization

The UK SHE organisation is a health and safety management organisation registered and dedicated to preparing the upcoming and practicing professionals for the challenges of a rewarding career. Members go on to pursue professions in high demand fields in oil and gas, information technology, hospitality, medicine, maritime, project management, engineering, business administration, health sciences and environmental management.9. Safety Alliance

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The Safety Alliance was established in Miami as a resource for safety, health and risk professionals to work together with OSHA, attorneys, universities & colleges, safety vendors and others who support our efforts to develop “Best Practices” for improving workplace safety. Safety Alliance membership is free and the monthly meetings are also free to attend and offer participants the opportunity to network with others who are dedicated to improving safety.

10. International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IRSM)

The International Institute of Risk and Safety Management is a professional body that offers recognition, information and support to over 8,000 Members around the world in all areas of risk and safety management.


Above are some major Health and Safety membership organizations, you can pick the organization of interest among them to register with.


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