New Centre for Occupational Safety and Health Launched
The Centre for Lifelong Learning officially launched Strathclyde Centre for Occupational Safety and Health (SCOSH) during the annual 'Engage With Strathclyde Week' on the 4th of May, where we welcomed delegates to the University's Technology and Innovation Centre for a networking breakfast event.
The new Centre has been established to deliver education, research and professional development in health and safety and will support the increasing demand for high-quality management of occupational health and safety.
The event was opened by Professor Ian Rivers, Associate Principal and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Guest speakers included Iain Brodie, the Health and Safety Executive’s Director for Scotland / Deputy Director, Field Operations Division, who provided an overview on the Executive’s 10-year strategy. The University of Strathclyde's Charlotte Cannon, Director of Safety, Health and Wellbeing also spoke about challenges and opportunities facing the University and how the University is integrating wellbeing into its new strategy.
The new Centre will work towards bringing together a university-wide network of academics engaged in work relating to occupational health and safety. This collaborative approach will drive the development of research, teaching and knowledge exchange, leading to unrivalled learning opportunities for those with an interest or responsibility for health and safety.
Strathclyde is the largest provider of postgraduate safety related education in the UK and has recently launched three Scottish Funding Council funded 5-week online Health and Safety Risk Management courses. If you are interested in finding out more about the programme, courses or the Centre please visit our website.