It’s all looking good for Harrogate

Preparations for IOSH’s showpiece event, the IOSH 2004 conference, are now
well under way, with one of the biggest and best speaker line-ups ever.

The conference, ‘Growing professionally – developing influence’, takes place
at the Harrogate International Centre on 20-21 April.

IOSH 2004 will examine the challenges and opportunities for health and
safety professionals as they seek to develop their role and influence in what
is an increasingly global environment.

The event includes eight plenary sessions, with 24 breakout presentations
designed around four parallel streams – professional development, corporate
governance, practical safety and international issues.

Among some of the impressive list of speakers already confirmed for the
event are Bill Callaghan, from the HSC; Dr Rob Davies MBE, from the health,
safety and environment unit at the University of Wales College of Medicine;
Gary Booton, head of health and safety at the Engineering Employers’
Federation; Dr Luise Vassie, from the University of Leicester; Michael Powell,
senior occupational safety manager with BNFL; and Pam Pryor, from the Safety
Institute of Australia.

A wide variety of topics will be discussed during the conference including
criminal liability,e-learning, getting health and safety onto the board’s
agenda, driving and mobile phones, risk assessing stress, emergency response,
evidence-based safety and the usefulness of accident investigations.

The conference brochure is being finalised and is set to be available by the
end of December.

For the latest information, call 020 7017 4888, or log on to www.ioshconference.co.uk

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