Joint Institution Group on Safety and Risk

Definition - What does Joint Institution Group on Safety and Risk mean?

The Joint Institution Group on Safety and Risk (JIGSR) is a safety organization made up of representatives from a range of engineering organizations. These include the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, the Engineering Council, the Health and Safety Executive and Institution of Structural Engineers. JIGSR was formerly known as the Inter-Institutional Group on Health and Safety. There are 14 organizations in total that contribute to JIGSR. Their key purpose is to coordinate the efforts of the engineering institutions in areas of health and safety policy.

Safeopedia explains Joint Institution Group on Safety and Risk

Joint Institution Group on Safety and Risk representatives work together to promote awareness and action, along with the knowledge of health and safety risk issues as they relate to the engineering profession. JIGSR act as a forum for the interchange of ideas and information between members. They also promote and support initiatives from within member organizations where engineering benefits the community at large. Joint action among member organizations are undertaken where there are agreed benefits to the engineering community.

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