2019 IOSH Southern District Conference

Today, the team from Chris Mee Group are attending and exhibiting at the 2019 IOSH Southern District Conference held at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork.

The theme of the conference is “Navigating the road to safety“. The way that we work has changed drastically in the past decade due to technical advances. At today’s conference these changes, subsequent new challenges and the realities of current safety practices will be discussed.

Today’s conference is chaired by Herbert Mulligan, the Editor of Health and Safety Review magazine.

  • Key speakers and topics at today’s event include:
  • Professor Lawrence Waterman OBE discusses “What we’re doing right – how practitioners are making workplaces safer and healthier”
  • Mark Cullen, Assistant Chief Executive at the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) discusses “New HSA strategy”
  • Maeve O’Loughlin, Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University discusses “Challenging the identity and practice of health and safety professionals”
  • Steve McGarry, Inspector at the Health and Safety Authority discusses “HSA carriage of dangerous goods inspections – what to expect”
  • Dermot Carey, Director at the Safety and Training Department, Construction Industry Federation (CIF) discusses “Building mental health into the construction narrative”
  • Anna Donegan, Senior Executive at The KeepWell Mark, Irish Business and Employers Confederation (Ibec) discusses “Ibec’s KeepWell Mark – workplace wellbeing accreditation”
  • Aidan Creagh, Senior Executive Engineer at Cork County Council discusses “Changes to Chapter 8of the Traffic SignsManual and the temporary traffic management document suite”
  • Finbar Stapleton, Senior QEH&S Consultant at Antaris Consulting discusses “Benefits and learnings of being certified to ISO 45001 in 2018”

Established in 1995, The Southern District of IOSH Ireland Branch’s 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 Southern region of Ireland branch has a membership of over 400 professionals. 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.