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Delegates who register for IOSH 2017 before midnight on Monday 14 August will receive £150 off a two-day pass or £75 off a one-day pass.
High-level, inspirational speakers, such as Stephen Martin, Director General of the Institute of Directors and legendary Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, mean that the conference will provide a great return
on investment and have a long-lasting impact.
Delegates will be able to go back to their workplaces with new ideas and solutions they can implement immediately.
There are many reasons why people should attend. Here are five favourites:
• Get inspired and become more receptive to alternative approaches, fresh perspectives, new thinking and innovative ideas.
• Make new contacts and connections and, with up to 800 delegates attending, build enduring, mutually beneficial relationships with others.
• Keep up to date with current safety and health news and trends through the 18 hours of CPD on offer, enabling you and your workplace to stay ahead of the curve.
• Enhance your CPD by engaging in thought-provoking sessions and learn something new from over 55 experts, speakers and influencers from across the world.
• Meet with over 55 suppliers at our dedicated exhibition: invaluable if you want to make informed spending recommendations or decisions.
As well as Stephen Martin and Baroness Grey-Thompson, Geoff McDonald, Executive Director of Open Minds Health, will deliver a keynote talk. Television broadcaster Cathy Newman will chair the event.
This is the first year that IOSH has organised every aspect of its annual conference. The event is being held on 20-21 November at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham.
This year, IOSH has also introduced a range of new ticket deals including special rates for full-time students and apprentices. To make an online booking, click here. For general conference enquiries email [email protected], or call +44 (0)116 257 3129.
For leading organisations, health and safety programmes are a means of ensuring business continuity, brand equity, driving competitiveness and producing and creating new sources of value.This, according to IOSH’s Head of Product Jonathan Nobbs, means the health and safety profession “has a tremendous opportunity”.
The National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference will focus on topics like the ageing workforce and sentencing guidelines, with case studies being used to bring the event to life.Meanwhile former England rugby international and RAF pilot Rory Underwood, who is now a development director at risk management services company Alcumus, will talk about his experiences, focusing on behavioural-based safety.
A new report, The Need for Standardized Sustainability Reporting Practices, has been released by the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) following its study into the reporting by organisations listed on the Corporate Knights Global 100 – those it judged the most sustainable in the world.It follows a similar study in 2013, with the CSHS concluding that both show corporate reporting on health and safety lacks rigour.
Delegates at the event will be able to get industry updates, information on legal developments and hear case studies showcasing how organisations promote health and wellbeing.The conference has been organised by four sector groups of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH): public services; education; environment and waste management; and health and social care.Now in its 42nd year, it is aimed at, but not restricted to, people who work in those sectors, including health and safety leaders, worker representatives, managers and consultants.
No Time to Lose highlights workplace carcinogens such as diesel fumes, silica dust and solar radiation, which can cause cancer, and provides businesses with free practical materials to tackle these risks. World Lung Cancer Day, organised by The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) with members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), commemorates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. It aims to raise awareness about the disease and its global impact, educate people to understand lung cancer risks as well as explaining treatment around the world.
The UK government has announced that former Health and Safety Executive chair Dame Judith Hackitt will head up the review, from which a final report is expected next spring.It will examine the regulatory system around the design, construction and on-going management of buildings in relation to fire safety. It will also look at related compliance and enforcement issues, as well as international regulation and experience in this area.