Professional bodies in risk engineering and safety management
Networking and career development
A number of professional bodies related to the health and safety profession may be of interest to you as a future professional practitioner in risk engineering and safety management. These associations generally represent members at a national level. They may organize events where you can meet potential colleagues and employers. Some of them publish documents or newsletters that could be of interest to you.
The The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the UK is a chartered body for health and safety professionals.
The Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK represents professional engineers. Some of their activities concern safety and ethics in engineering.
The American Society of Safety Professionals is a professional organization for safety engineers in the USA. They run a job board, organize seminars and participate in standards development.
The Associazione Italiana professionale Ambiente e Sicurezza (AIAS) in Italy is professional association of practitioners in safety, health and the environment.
The Netherlands Association for Safety Studies (NVVK) is a professional organization for safety experts with activities in work, external, consumer, patient and transport safety.
The Australian Risk Engineering Society collects and disseminates information on risk engineering, organizes technical meetings and conferences.
The Society of Reliability Engineers is an American professional society for reliability engineers. It co-organizes the annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS).
The International System Safety Society is a non-profit organization which publishes resources on system safety, publishes the Journal of System Safety and organizes an annual conference.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society represents specialists in organizational and human factors of safety, who provide useful input to risk engineering.
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