Using social media

Social media can be used to send out messages to a large number of people very quickly. It's also a valuable opportunity for you to reach out to IOSH members, members of the OSH profession and to help extend IOSH's influence.

IOSH uses a number of social media platforms to communicate with members and beyond. There are multiple ways you can get involved with IOSH on social media, as a member of the Presidential Team.

Although we cannot govern posts from your personal account, we trust you will act responsibly and professionally, particularly in relation to IOSH content and your role on the presidential team.

Twitter

This is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.

It’s a great way to keep in touch with your colleagues, other IOSH members and join conversations with other OSH professionals.

Follow IOSH's Twitter accounts:

@IOSH_tweets - Our main Twitter feed, centering on IOSH news and information, and debates on issues throughout the world of health and safety.
@IOSH_trainers - A ‘point of contact’ for IOSH’s community of approved trainers, with updates on all there is to know about our licensed products and the support we provide to our training providers.
@IOSH_conference - Provides rolling news, live updates and interviews from the annual IOSH conference, as well as details of tickets, speakers and topics ahead of our flagship event.
@_NTTL - The Twitter feed for IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign, which aims to raise awareness of occupational cancers and offer free, original materials for businesses to help them deliver effective prevention programmes.

Facebook

Facebook users can create a user profile, add other users as ‘friends’, exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos and receive notifications when others update their profiles.

We encourage all members to get involved by following the the IOSH Facebook page and commenting on and sharing our posts. IOSH posts about upcoming events, new training products and campaigns, and important news items.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is seen as the professional social network. Users can create profiles, list their skills, education and work backgrounds and make “connections” with other users. Employers can set up a business profile which users can link to as an employee.

Groups on LinkedIn act as a forum where users can post on a certain topic. An increasing number of IOSH Branches and Groups have LinkedIn groups, they are a good place to discuss a local issue or sector news and get responses from people who are actively interested in that area.

The IOSH company page on LinkedIn can be used to find out the latest news and events from IOSH. We have additional showcase pages, where you will find out more about IOSH's annual conference, updates for IOSH trainers.

#Hashtags

Using hashtags on social media can help connect posts on a certain topic. For example, if you see the hashtag #healthandsafety in a Tweet, clicking on it will take you to a search of all posts including that hashtag. It may lead you to content you'd like to share or respond to.

Common hashtags used on our social media channels, particularly Twitter and LinkedIn, include #IOSH2019 #OneIOSH #IOSH #NTTL #NTTLAsbestos #IOSHResearch and more.

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