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January 26, 2007

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Can’t wait for conference. . .

There’s less than two months to wait until the IOSH 07 Conference and Exhibition at the Telford International Centre.

‘Health and safety: the changing world of work’ is the theme for this year’s conference, which features over 50 speakers, seven different parallel session subject areas, a 100 stand exhibition, two spotlight theatres and an anticipated 1000 delegates.

Speakers at the conference come from a vast array of industries and bring with them a range of experience, both in business and health and safety. Increasingly, the conference is attracting speakers from across the world to give a truly global perspective.

This year’s line-up includes:

– Dr Janet Asherson, the current head of health and safety at the CBI, who has previously worked in health and safety for copper mining and rubber products companies in Zambia, a pharmaceutical firm in America and as an inspector with the HSE.

– Professor Dame Carol Black, national director for health and work who is also the chairman of the Nuffield Trust and of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. She is a former Professor of Rheumatology at the Royal Free Hospital, before becoming medical director between 2000 and 2002 and the immediate past president of the Royal College of Physicians of London.

– Mostafa Sadeghpour is health, safety and environment manager at National Petrochemical Company, Iran and currently heads up the Corporate Fire and Safety department. His life in safety began in 1989 when he joined National Iranian Oil Company, and he has also worked for Esfahan Petrochemical as a safety engineer.

– Bob Cummins, head of health and safety at Scottish Water Solutions (pictured below), started his career with Morrison as an engineer’s assistant before studying civil engineering at Abertay University. He has worked for MJ Gleeson and Birse Construction and is currently responsible for health and safety at the UK’s biggest construction partnership, delivering Scottish Water Solutions’ Q&S II and Q&S III (a) programmes.

– Mark Paradies, the partner and president, System Improvements, who has 29 years experience of root cause analysis and has consulted and taught on this subject around the world. He has worked with companies including ExxonMobil, Pfizer, Intel, Disney, NASA, Halliburton and others.

Other keynote speakers include Geoffrey Podger, the chief executive of the HSE; Chief Superintendent Neil Gould, head of operations department at West Midlands Police; Imelda Walsh, group HR director and Neil Lennox, health and safety manager at Sainsbury’s; and Colonel Chris Manning, head of health, safety and environmental protection, the British Army.

There are case study presentations on:

– the development and implementation of meaningful targets;

– T-Mobile’s disaster recovery plan;

– how Sellafield retained a continuing commitment to safety during a period of sustained and radical change;

– how Network Rail introduced Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Screening

To book your place, please visit, call 020 7017 5521 or email [email protected]

Booking options include:

– Full conference — priced £560 + VAT for IOSH members, £590 + VAT for POOSH members, SMEs and safety reps or £660 + VAT for non members;

– One day conference pass — priced £380 + VAT for IOSH members, £405 + VAT for POOSH members, SMEs and safety reps or £480 + VAT for non members.

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