IOSH Flexes its Muscles with 'Fit for the Future' 2013 Conference Programme

 IOSH Flexes its Muscles with 'Fit for the Future' 2013 Conference Programme

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, November 12, 2012

LONDON, November 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The world's biggest professional health and safety organisation, IOSH, today
announced details for its flagship annual conference and exhibition.

IOSH 2013, which will again be organised by UBM Live, will focus on how health
and safety professionals can strike the right balance between promoting
wellbeing in the workplace and safe work practices. It will look at how
practitioners can influence the strategy of organisations. And, delegates will
learn how they can communicate the real benefits of good health and safety to
their businesses.

Taking place at London's ExCel on 26-27 February, the event promises to
provide professionals with the right tools and knowledge to be truly 'fit for
the future'.

This year, the IOSH Conference has been shaped by the industry, in
consultation with a working party and a comprehensive survey of more than
3,000 IOSH members, to ensure that the topics and challenges the industry are
facing are covered over the two days.

More than 60 expert speakers will participate in the conference, with the Rt
Hon Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Minister for Employment, providing the keynote
speech on the first day.

Additional confirmed speakers include Lawrence Waterman OBE, Head of Health
and Safety for the Olympic Delivery Authority, David Ashton, Director of Field
Operations at HSE, Dr Richard J L Heron, Vice-President Health and Chief
Medical Officer at BP and Dr Todd Wright, Managing Director of Sellafield Ltd.

IOSH President Gerard Hand said: "In a fast-moving world, it is recognised
that the health and safety profession needs to be 'fit for the future'.

"The conference theme has been developed by professionals from a diverse range
of industries in order to focus energy into the health issues affecting all
sectors, as well as consistently striving to improve safety standards.

"The conference will bring together professionals from all over the world to
share experiences and enhance knowledge. The program is truly inspirational
and will help to further develop the profession and ensure it continues to be
'fit for the future'."

New for this year, we make the audience the judge in Compensation Claim: Live!
, an interactive seminar that builds on the popular 'in the dock' sessions
from previous IOSH Conferences. The focus for this will be compensation claims
in the civil courts, the audience will be called upon to deliver judgement on
issues of liability, contributory negligence, causation, legal costs and the
amount of compensation to award. This will be led by Kevin McLoughlin, Keith
Morton QC and Dominic Adamson, Barristers at Temple Garden Chambers.

For Health and Safety practitioners with an international remit, or for anyone
that wants to hear all about global trends within the industry, the
International Question Time panel discussion will explore how health and
safety professionals can tackle global issues and learn from best practice.
The panel session will feature Danny Martland, Director for Safety, Health &
Environment for BAE Systems with Andrew Page, Director of health and Safety
for Tata Steel and Craig Notman from the Mines Rescue Guardsman , who recently
featured on the award winning BBC Two Series Toughest Place to Be .. A Miner .

Additionally, The changing face of health and safety session will host Richard
Pollock, President of the ASSE, Andrew Cooper, President for CSSE and Sue
Pilkington, Chair of Safety Institute Australia, who will provide insight on
the hot topics for the year ahead.

The IOSH exhibition runs alongside the conference and offers visitors the
chance to meet with leading companies showcasing their latest innovations, as
well as advice and guidance on best practice and compliance. The exhibition is
packed with a variety of free seminars led by keynote speakers, designed to
provide topical content that will keep delegates up-to-speed with developments
in the industry.

For more information on IOSH 2013 Conference & Exhibition please visit the
website at follow the event on Twitter at

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five
continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products,
promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such
as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many
others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications,
websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the
marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. With more than
38,000 members in 85 countries, we're the world's biggest professional health
and safety organisation.

We set standards, and support, develop and connect our members with resources,
guidance, events and training. We're the voice of the profession, and campaign
on issues that affect millions of working people.

IOSH was founded in 1945 and is a registered charity with international NGO

Contact: Media enquiries: For more information please contact: Tim Walsh,
Media Manager, +44(0)116-257-3252 or +44(0)797-660-4715; Amy Chappell, Media
Officer, +44(0)116-257-3141 or +44(0)798-000-4494; Ruth Davies, Media Officer,
+44(0)116-257-3139 or +44(0)798-000-4474; Notes for editors: For further
information, comment or to arrange an interview regarding IOSH 2013 Conference
& Exhibition, please contact: Patsy Bateman, Senior PR Manager, UBM Live, Tel:
+44(0)20-7921-8458, Email:
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