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The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives is pleased to support POOSH Scotland.
This page gives details about POOSH Scotland's work, and gives links to the websites of participating organisations.
POOSH Scotland conveys information to and from the Partnership on Health and Safety in Scotland (PHASS). PHASS was set up by the Health and Safety Commission (HSC), and is supported by Scottish and UK Ministers.
POOSH Scotland was established in 2005 at the request of PHASS, to promote co-ordinated action to improve workplace health and safety in Scotland. It brings together a wide variety of bodies whose aim is to improve occupational health and safety in the workplace, and provides direct input to how the HSC's UK-wide strategy for workplace health and safety is being taken forward in Scotland.
POOSH Scotland provides a similar framework to POOSH in England and Wales (external site), which exists to promote the continuous improvement of the practice of occupational safety and health through education, communication, and the encouragement of co-operation between all persons and agencies involved in the provision of a healthy and safe working environment.
POOSH Scotland meets three times per year to share information, exchange details of current initiatives and to forward plans.
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POOSH Scotland's objectives are to:
POOSH also undertakes activities at the request of PHASS.
The leading example of this to date is the report Mapping Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Professional Body Activities in Scotland.
The purpose of the report is to:
→ Download Mapping Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Professional Body Activities in Scotland (PDF - 980KB)
All links are to external sites:
For further information on POOSH Scotland, please contact our Adviceline on 0800 019 2211.
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