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It was the third annual event the branches -- Manchester and North West Districts, Merseyside and North Wales -- have put on together. The Institute of Directors' North West Region also took part in the planning.
Expert speakers looked into what should happen after a hypothetical serious incident. It also showcased the importance of businesses having robust occupational safety and health management systems in place to avoid such incidents.
Topics covered included root cause analysis and recording lessons learned to ensure that such an incident does not happen again.
The event, held at Widnes Rugby Football Club on Wednesday 8 June, was aimed at IOSH members and other senior business leaders.
David Collins, chair of IOSH's Merseyside branch, said: "In our profession we work hard to ensure that safe and healthy management systems are in place in organisations to prevent anyone getting harmed.
"However it is also important that people know what procedures should be followed when something happens. That is what this event explored. It was relevant for both safety and health professionals and for other business leaders who want to find out more about how they should handle such an occurrence."
Rachel Jones, North Wales branch chair, said: "We were very pleased to once again bring our branches together for this event.
"Businesses are increasingly viewing safety and health as being vital to what they do and we hope they were able to take away some valuable information from our event."
Fiona Riley, chair of the Manchester and North-West Districts Branch, added: "Once again we had an excellent event which was very well attended. All three branches put a lot of work into it and we had some very good speakers."
IOSH representatives and other experts and policymakers from across Europe will inform debate during a conference to be staged as part of the Netherlands’ presidency of the EU Council.The Netherlands’ Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment will host the ‘Preventing work-related cancer, conference on carcinogens’ conference at the Europe Building, Amsterdam, between 23-25 May, with the aim of highlighting existing and new insights into the issue.
The message came during the first in a new series of joint presentations by the institution, the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as part of IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign to raise awareness of occupational cancer.Members of the IOSH Midland Branch were told of the health risks related to exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), the role of occupational hygiene in protecting workers and provided with practical advice and guidance on controlling exposure.
The stand will include a theatre, where presentations will focus on topics such as implementing ISO 45001, the latest on IOSH’s framework and No Time to Lose campaign, and information for members on updating their CPD and IPD.The expo is being held at London Excel from 21-23 June. As well as the theatre, IOSH staff will be on hand to offer advice on all things related to occupational safety and health.
Today, (Monday 20 June) the two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that lays out a programme of joint activities to create safer, healthier and more sustainable workplaces in the countries where the EBRD invests. Under the MoU, IOSH and the EBRD will work together to influence policy and practice in occupational safety and health. They will also jointly seek to improve safety and health standards at industry level.
IOSH 2017 will take place on November 20-21 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), in Birmingham, said the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).The yearly event has become the preeminent UK-based conference for leaders in occupational safety and health, attracting delegates from around the world for two days of cutting-edge debate on the OSH issues of the day.IOSH 2017 promises to be another unmissable event for safety and health strategists with next year expected to be a momentous 12 months for the profession.
Each year, the Railway Group of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) celebrates innovative projects in the UK and across the world that have produced a practical solution to, and made a positive impact on, an occupational health and safety problem in the rail sector.It is seeking entries from all corners of the globe for its 2016 award, which this year has taken inspiration from the strategic objectives of the UK’s Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB).