Howard Fidderman is a freelance editor, researcher and journalist who, for more than 20 years, has specialised in health and safety and industrial relations. Since 1992, he has edited and written for Health and Safety Bulletin, which is widely regarded as the leading independent journal in its field. During that time, he also devised and edited Eurosafety magazine.
Howard is the co-author of Your health at work (Kogan Page) and Fit for the job: health, safety and disability at work; as well as the editor of two other books, Sick building syndrome: the invisible burden on office workers and Using personal computers to manage safety. He has written chapters for various publications, including for two Institute of Directors' books on health, safety and wellbeing.
Howard's research reports include: Transforming the culture of workplace health and safety (for British Safety Council) and Worker involvement in health and safety in non-unionised organisations (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)); and the UK research report for the European Chemical Industry Council's EU-wide study, Strategies for success? Managing chemical risks in small workplaces: a review of European practice. Other reports for RoSPA have covered: health and safety assistance for small firms; pre-qualification schemes; sectoral help for small firms; and reporting publicly on health and safety performance.
Prior to becoming a journalist, Howard worked for six years as political adviser to Gavin Strang MP and Jo Richardson MP, the then Labour Party spokespersons on health and safety and equal opportunities, and for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's Sanity magazine.