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Experts will also explore the challenges facing the UK's health and safety system, the impact of new sentencing guidelines for corporate health and safety offences, and provide an update on the development of ISO 45001 - a new international standard for occupational safety and health (OSH).
The conference, organised by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), is in its 41st year and remains a key event for OSH professionals working in, or with, the public sector.
Steve Sumner, chair of IOSH's Public Services Group and the conference's working party, said: "Clearly a healthy workforce is a productive workforce.
"Working practices are evolving. People are operating to all sorts of different work patterns and being more flexible about where they are working -- this in itself brings with it its own work-related safety and health considerations.
"We want to give OSH professionals the latest knowledge on these important topics so they can help create more resilient workforces that are fit for the future."
IOSH's Public Services, Health and Social Care, Education, and Environmental and Waste Management groups jointly organise the conference with the aim of providing OSH professionals with the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance their knowledge around a number of key issues facing employers and workers today.
Among speakers set to address delegates are Geoffrey Podger, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Risk Management; Helge Hoel, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Alliance Manchester Business School; Professor Neil Budworth, Health, Safety and Risk Manager, Loughborough University; and Sayeed Khan, Chief Medical Adviser at the EEF.
Steve added: "The public sector, more than any other sector, has been under pressure financially because of austerity. It is likely to continue into the future with organisations expected to do more for less.
"That is why we need to create workforces that are able to cope with demand, are flexible and can make changes rapidly, when needed."
The National Safety and Health Conference will take place at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel, in Nottingham, on Thursday 15 September.
Places can be booked online, by emailing [email protected], or by calling +44 (0)116 257 3141, up until 8 September.
Sponsorship and exhibition packages are also available. Email [email protected] for further information.
Council represents IOSH members, holding the Board of Trustees accountable for its performance against key responsibilities on their behalf. It also debates key strategic, professional and policy issues.In order of election, the Council members are:
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