On Tuesday 16th April, CMSE attended the IOSH Southern District Conference held at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. The theme of the conference was `Problems associated with pension age postponement`, exploring the health and safety challenges and contributions of older workers.

The conference was chaired by President of IOSH, Gerard Hand, and also featured some very interesting key speakers and topics:

Emer O’Callaghan – Dealing with Stress within Employment Law
Mark Rowland, Health & Safety Authority – Workplace Accidents

Kieran Ryan – Safe Driving For Work

Allan Davies, Tesco Ireland – The Pros & Cons of maintaining an older workforce

Dr. Anna Clarke, Diabetes Federation of Ireland – Diabetes in the Workplace
Dr. Vincent Kelly – Protecting the older worker.

The Southern District of IOSH Ireland Branch was established in 1995 and their purpose is to provide a forum in the Southern region of Ireland for professionals working in all areas of health and safety and risk management to network and share ideas.

The branch has a membership of over 300 which they aim to increase through networking. They host many enjoyable events, both evening and half-day, for IOSH members throughout the year. They also run a number of site visits to different projects in the greater area for the benefit of their members.