Symposium goes back to basics

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. As readers of Occupational Health may be aware, the Institution’s PublicServices Specialist Group organises the annual National Safety Symposium. Thisthree-day conference, now in its 26th year, is the leading event for health andsafety practitioners from the public sector. It is synonymous with a spirit ofcomradeship allied with the opportunity to absorb new and relevant information.The 2001 NSS, entitled “Essential elements of health and safety – backto basics”, is scheduled for 3-5 September. The Symposium has relocatedfrom its traditional home at Keele University, to a new venue, Chester College,and the intention is to move the event to different geographical locations eachyear. This fresh approach is reflected in the programme which seeks to providepractitioners with a chance to take a step back, have a look at what they aredoing and to seek confirmation that their knowledge and skills are valid. There will be four sessions hosting 11 challenging presentations with plentyof interest for occupational health practitioners. John McSwiney, Head Trainerat Osteopaths for Industry, will be looking at handling and lifting,. Guy Osmondfrom Osmond Ergonomic Office Solutions will examine the relationship between ITand ergonomics. Perhaps the star attraction for occupational health practitioners, however,will be Gary Saunders MIOSH RSP, with his talk “Occupational health? It’sjust so boring!” Saunders, Corporate Health and Safety Adviser at the NCHChildren’s Charity, will use his vast experience, including both SRN and OHNCqualifications, to test delegates’ understanding of occupational health. Judgefor yourselves whether the presentation’s title is ironic. For further information please contact the IOSH public relations department,tel: 0116-257 3100. Symposium goes back to basicsOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more