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

Friday, 12 October 2018

Draft Conference Programme

07:45    Registration, Coffee and Exhibition Viewing

08:30    Conference Opening and Welcome Address

Harry Galvin, President, National Irish Safety Organisation

Session 1 – Chairperson:    [Ayrton Group]


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


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


Darren Sutton, Senior Partner, RMS Switzerland

10:15        Questions and Answers

10:25        Morning Coffee & Exhibition Viewing

Session 2 – Chairperson: Mark Rutherford, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Intel Ireland Ltd.

10:50     Personal Injury; The Occupational Health Perspective

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


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


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

12:20     Question and Answer Session

12:30     Lunch and Exhibition Viewing

Session 3 – Chairperson: Jim Curley, Chief Executive, Jones Engineering

13:45      Launch of All Ireland Safety Quiz 2019


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

14:25    “Influencing Hearts and Minds”, the Health and Safety Authority’s Strategy 2019-2021

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

14:55      Questions and Answers

15:00      Afternoon Coffee & Exhibition Viewing

Session 4 – Chairperson: [Anderco]

15:20      Collective Health, Safety and Welfare Challenges facing our Workplace

Well@Work – How to create a heart healthy workforce

            Enda Campbell, Workplace Health Promotion Officer, Irish Heart Foundation

Rosemary Keogh, Chief Executive, Irish Wheelchair Association

15:45    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

……..       Cash Bar

19:00     Call for Dinner

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

Presentation of Awards, Dinner, Entertainment and Band

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