Visit to Newly commissioned Killarney Water Treatment Plant on Thursday, 11 October; 14:30 – 17:00hrs

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NISO Health and Safety Conference – Safety: The Heart of the Matter

Friday, 12 October 2018

Conference Programme
Speakers and Presentation times are subject to change

07:45    Registration, Coffee and Exhibition Viewing

08:30    Conference Opening and Welcome Address

 Harry Galvin, President, National Irish Safety Organisation

Session 1 – Chairperson: Alan Bruce, Anderco Safety

08:45       Work-related injury and illness in Ireland: trends over time in five high risk sectors

    Dr Helen Russell, Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

09:15        Health and wellbeing – a CEO’s perspective

    Bev Messinger, Chief Executive, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

09:45       The Perfect Storm – How we can redirect its power for better performance

    Darren Sutton, Senior Partner, RMS Switzerland

10:15        Questions and Answers

10:25        Morning Coffee & Exhibition Viewing

Session 2 – Chairperson: Jim Curley, Chief Executive, Jones Engineering

10:50      “Influencing Hearts and Minds”, the Health and Safety Authority’s Strategy 2019-2021

  Dr Sharon McGuinness, Chief Executive,  Health and Safety Authority (HSA)

11:20       Complexity, resilience and safety culture

  Prof Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognitive Edge and Founder and Director, Centre for Applied Complexity, University of Wales

11:50      Question and Answer Session

12:00     Launch of All Ireland Safety Quiz 2019

12:10      Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Session 3 – Chairperson: Niall Gallagher, Corporate Safety Program Manager, Intel Ireland Ltd.

13:20       Personal Injury; The Occupational Health Perspective

   Dr Deirdre Gleeson, Specialist in Occupational Health, Medwise Occupational Health Services

13:50       Assessing personal injuries fairly and accurately

   Conor O’Brien, Chief Executive, Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)

14:20       A View from the Courts

   The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice, Supreme Court

14:50       Questions and Answers

15:00       Afternoon Coffee & Exhibition Viewing

Session 4 – Chairperson: Kieran Linehan, Managing Director, Ayrton Group

Embracing Health and Safety Challenges in the Workplace

15:20     Well@Work – How to create a heart healthy workforce

 Enda Campbell, Workplace Health Promotion Officer, Irish Heart Foundation

15:30     Making Inclusion Happen – How good Health & Safety Planning can help your business embrace diversity

Rosemary Keogh, Chief Executive, Irish Wheelchair Association

15:40    Communicating Safety Messages – The story of Tommy McAnairey and others

Owen Wilson, Networks Safety Manager, Gas Networks Ireland

16:10     Questions and Answers

16:15      Closing Remarks

Michael O’Neill, Vice President, National Irish Safety Organisation

…..         Close of Conference

Additional booking required for dinner

18:30       Awards Presentation Ceremony and Post Conference Gala Dinner – Cash Bar

19:00       Call for Dinner

   Presentation of Awards, Dinner and Entertainment.

                 Guest: Pat Breen, T.D., Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection

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