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Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Product at IOSH, gave a presentation about the courses -- Leading Safely, Managing Safely and Working Safely -- which have been updated to reflect the growing appetite for country-specific training on worker protection.
Jonathan outlined the changes which have been made, which include the introduction of statistics and laws from different countries. He also focused on how the refreshed courses can help business performance through effective occupational safety and health.
Meanwhile, IOSH's Training and Skills team staged an exhibition with more information for delegates, including new workbooks.
Dina Alkhalidi, Head of Customer Engagement at IOSH, said: "The refreshed courses overall will have a positive impact on the international training market as it offers the trainers the flexibility to add international content to their delivery."
The conference was held at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi and also saw updates from local organisations.
The keynote address was given by Eng. Hamdan Al Saedi, Director of Environment, Health and Safety at the Ministry of Education. Meanwhile updates were also provided by the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center, Dubai Municipality and PepsiCo.
Ahead of the conference, IOSH published the findings of a survey, which revealed that nine in ten business leaders across the Middle East are identifying worker protection against injury and ill health as vital to safeguarding their businesses' reputation and resilience and improving productivity.
Dr Vincent Ho today (Thursday 8 December) addressed delegates at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO), highlighting IOSH’s work, its support of occupational safety and health initiatives globally and its branch networks in the Asia-Pacific region.
IOSH has updated three of its products – Leading Safely, Managing Safely and Working Safely – to increase their adaptability to different countries and cultures. The amendments come after feedback from customer surveys, which highlighted the need for content to be more applicable to non-UK audiences. Changes have included the introduction of statistics and laws from various countries.
Over 450 delegates will be attending the event to hear from and question key decision-makers in UK government and the NHS, to meet and network with colleagues from across the sector, and to learn about the latest developments in cancer policy.IOSH is one of more than 20 exhibitors who will be at the event, with the Institution promoting awareness of occupational cancers and its No Time to Lose campaign.Among those representing IOSH at the conference will be its Technical Information Manager, Judith McNulty-Green.
Representatives from around 40 countries are to attend the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO), to discuss issues affecting employment and the world of work in the region.More than 400 people are expected to take part in the meeting in Bali, Indonesia, between 6-9 December, including government Ministers and officials, industry and worker representatives and several major non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Health and Safety in a Changing World (2017, Routledge) is the result of a major five-year research programme funded by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).The professional body commissioned studies by teams from the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), Loughborough University, Cranfield University and the universities of Nottingham, Reading and Portsmouth, under the direction of Professor Robert Dingwall.
The ‘Avoid Harm on the Farm’ calendar has been released by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI), and features winning entries from its child farm safety poster competition this year.Over 5,000 schoolchildren from more than 100 schools submitted entries to the ‘Be Aware Kids’ competition, highlighting common farm safety issues including slurry gas, working at height, livestock and farm machinery.