European Commissioner Lásló Andor to Address IOSH Conference 2013

      European Commissioner Lásló Andor to Address IOSH Conference 2013

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, January 28, 2013

LONDON, January 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The man responsible for European Union policies on health and safety at work
will address occupational safety and health practitioners at a major
conference next month.

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Lásló
Andor, will present the international keynote speech at IOSH 2013, announced
event organisers today.

Mr Andor, who joined the European Commission in February 2010, will provide an
EU-wide perspective of the industry and outline his strategic priorities on
health and safety issues across the union.

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the chartered body
for health and safety practitioners, and UBM Live have organised IOSH 2013,
which will take place from February 26-27 at London's ExCel.

The event's key focus will be around how health and safety professionals can
strike the right balance between promoting wellbeing in the workplace and safe
work practices. The event promises to provide professionals with the right
tools and knowledge to be truly 'fit for the future'.

Lásló Andor will be joined by more than 60 expert speakers including the Rt
Hon Stephen Timms MP, Shadow Minister for Employment; 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: "We are delighted to confirm Lásló Andor as
our international keynote speaker. Having consulted extensively with the
industry on our conference programme, many told us they would like more
sessions with an international focus.

"The increasingly globalised view of many businesses means it is more
important than ever for all health and safety professionals to be fully
briefed on regulation and best practice on an international level." 

This year, several sessions at IOSH 2013 will have an international focus.
Along with the keynote speech from Lásló Andor on the first day, there will be
a panel session with representatives from international health and safety
institutions. Richard Pollock, President of the ASSE, Andrew Cooper, President
for CSSE and Sue Pilkington, Chair of Safety Institute Australia will explore
the changing face of the health and safety workplace and how this varies in
each individual country.

Additionally, 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, of the Mines Rescue
Guardsman, who recently featured on the award-winning BBC Two Series Toughest
Place to Be… A Miner .

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 visitors updated on the latest
developments within the industry.

For more information on IOSH 2013 conference and exhibition visit the website
at and follow the event on Twitter at

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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

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