Roger Bibbings was RoSPA’s occupational safety adviser for nearly 20 years, retiring from the role in 2014. Prior to this, he was, for 17 years, health and safety adviser at the Trades Union Congress where he worked closely with the Health and Safety Commission and Executive and also with the European Commission (DGV).
Roger’s role at RoSPA was to advise the Society on all matters associated with work related risk helping it expand its contribution to the British ‘health and safety system’.
He developed a number of RoSPA’s Key Campaigns including:
- Managing Occupational Road Risk (MORR);
- strengthening the role of accident investigation in health and safety management;
- promoting director action on safety and health, and
- improving health and safety help and assistance to small firms.
He continues his work in Health and Safety as secretary of ‘Safety Groups UK’ re-energising the work of RoSPA’s affiliated Health and Safety Groups.
Originally published in RoSPA’s flagship journal Occupational Safety & Health, the ideas and thinking of Roger Bibbings, RoSPA’s Occupational Safety Adviser for nearly 20 years, that helped to shape the world of health and safety have been brought together as Parting Shots – Reflections on occupational health and safety policy and practice from 1996 to 2014.
In 1990 Roger received the MBE for his services to occupational safety and health. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and has received the RoSPA Distinguished Service Award for services to health and safety. In 2006 he received the IOSH President’s Distinguished Service Certificate. In 2011 he received the IOSH Lifetime Achievement Award.