The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has boosted its global profile and broadened its reach after becoming an associate member of the International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (INSHPO).

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UK-based health and safety membership, training and consultancy charity RoSPA, which dates its history back to 1916 and for which Her Majesty The Queen is the Patron, has become the 13th member of INSHPO.

INSHPO acts as a forum for international collaboration for professional organisations, to improve safety and health at work around the world. Other members include the American Society of Safety Professionals, the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and the National Examining Board of Occupational Safety and Health.

Dr Karen McDonnell, RoSPA’s occupational safety and health policy adviser, said: “We’re thrilled to become an associate member of INSHPO, as this really does demonstrate RoSPA’s role on the global occupational safety and health platform.

“We have long worked to improve global standards in workplace health and safety practice. We use a “policy driving excellence” model, through which we form our policy in partnership with key health and safety players, and use this to develop our workstreams – such as the RoSPA Awards, which has entries from more than 40 countries, our Awards Ambassador and Awards Excellence Forum network, and our training and consultancy services. Our place on INSHPO cements that influence.”

Dee Arp, chief operating officer at NEBOSH and secretary-treasurer of INSHPO, said: “Partnership working is at the heart of INSHPO. RoSPA’s policy driving excellence approach to health and safety, and current focus on fatigue, will start new conversations that add value and save lives. We’re looking forward to extending the learning excellence within the RoSPA Awards community – which NEBOSH partners with – and releasing its potential to the benefit of INSHPO members across the world.”

RoSPA is also a signatory of the Singapore Accord, a commitment to the adoption of a global framework for occupational safety and health practice, which is supported by INSHPO.

To find out more about RoSPA, see, and to find out more about the RoSPA Awards and its global network of entrants, see

To find out more about INSHPO, see