Take Responsibility for Your Own Safety; N.I. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland), September 23, 1997 | Go to article overview

Take Responsibility for Your Own Safety; N.I. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY


If you work it is virtually impossible to be completely ignorant of the fact that there are rules and regulations applying to the Health and Safety of workers - no matter where they are employed.

We have long since moved on from the belief that it is only in large factories or on building sites that accidents occur and it is a generally acknowledged fact that, whatever work you do, there are inherent dangers from which you must be protected.

And this brings us to the thorny question, ''who is responsible for my protection from injury, or from health risks'', and the straight answer is that many people have that responsibility, your foreman or manager or chief executive, your colleagues, the enforcing authorities, all play a part.

But while all these people have responsibilities and can be brought to task if they fail these, the basic underlying fact is that Health and Safety, yours and your colleagues, is, actually, YOUR business.

With this basic criteria in mind, the Northern Ireland Occupational Health & Safety Group has arranged a Conference and Exhibition on October 8 and 9 having as its theme, 'Health and Safety.....it's your business.'

With five top-class speakers drawn from a wide range of safety disciplines and with subjects ranging from Hazard and Risk Management (Ms Sue Cox of CHARM), Dealing with Claims, (Mr M Henderson from C &H Jefferson Solicitors), Bigger and Better Buildings (Mr Tony Reynolds and Mr Sean Carr from Gilbert Ash), and Environmental Management Systems (Mr Jeff Dowson, SGS Yarsley) this is not a conference to be missed. …

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