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October 7, 2009

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New honorary vice-president- Irish health and safety champion honoured

Chief executive of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), Martin O’Halloran, has been made an honorary vice-president (HVP) of IOSH.

One of 20 HVPs, Martin is a chartered member of IOSH and became chief executive of the HSA in 2007. He has held senior positions with the former Telecom Eireann, Eircom and Vodafone and is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, from where he gained an MSc in Statistics and Operations Research. He also served as a non-executive director of the then National Authority for Occupational Safety and Health, from 1992-95, and was also an Irish delegate to the European Commission advisory committee on Occupational Safety and Health during this time.   

Commenting on the award, Mr O’Halloran said: “I am very pleased to be honoured by such a well-regarded international organisation. I remain committed to the improvement of health and safety performance in Irish workplaces and to contribute to the setting of international standards.”

Other Irish honorary vice-presidents include Tom Walsh, former director-general of the HSA, Professor Peter McKie CBE, chairman of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI), and Jim Keyes, HSENI chief executive.

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