National Safety Symposium 2003

York University is the venue for this year’s National Safety Symposium, to
be held on 1 -3 September. Organised by IOSH’s Public Services Group, the
conference is now in its 28th year.

The 2003 Symposium will address key topics suggested by attendees at last
year’s event and will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to
consolidate and refresh their existing knowledge, as well as to catch up with
the latest developments in health and safety issues.

Plenary speakers include Mike Cosman, head of the construction sector, HSE,
who will discuss procurement; Gerard Forlin, barrister, who will provide an
update on legal issues; and Martin Gill, Scarman Centre, University of
Leicester, who will speak on violence and aggression.

During a session focusing on environmental concerns, Russell Foster, chief
executive at IEMA, will address environmental law, and Chris Lambert, HSEQ
manager at Shell, will describe the redevelopment of the former Shell Haven oil
refinery.

Other topics on the programme include stress, incident decision-making,
access and workplace design, HAVS, latex allergies and pest control.

Daytime activities are complemented by the evening programme. The Zurich
Municipal Safety Awards, presented in recognition of outstanding contributions
to public sector health and safety, will be the highlight of the annual public
services group dinner on 1 September.

The social evening and dinner on 2 September is a more informal occasion,
after which a shuttle bus will be provided for those who wish to spend an
evening in York.

The fee for the full residential symposium, including all presentations,
delegate pack, two nights’ accommodation (1-2 September), meals, refreshments
and social programme, is £415+VAT. Other options are available. For details,
contact IOSH’s public relations department, telephone 0116 257 3195.

Bookings, for which the deadline is 15 August, can also be made on the same
number.

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