Update: safety is no accident

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Update: safety is no accidentOn 1 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today As many of you will be aware, the European Week for Safety and Health atWork took place in October 2001 and many IOSH members and branches seized theopportunity to take the week’s message, “Safety is no accident”, outinto their communities. Reports have filtered back to IOSH of the numerous projects that memberswere involved in. Many approached local schools, under their own initiative,and engaged young children in activities and competitions introducing them tothe concept of health and safety, while others participated in special eventsto highlight the week’s theme. Andrea Alexander, a member of IOSH’s technical affairs team at head office,designed a health and safety quiz for four- to five-year-olds. It wasdistributed to primary schools across Leicestershire with the winning pupil,five-year-old Fionn Boyd and her class, being invited to The Grange for the dayto collect their prizes. The quiz could also be downloaded from the IOSH website, making it availableto members across the country. This proved a very popular move and IOSH hassince received feedbackfrom members and schools commending the institution onthe initiative and relaying how popular it was with their children. One member, Patrick Fowler MIOSH, proprietor of Professional IndependentPractitioners, chose the European week to launch his new mobile occupationalhealth nursing service. Based in Devon and known locally as “Patrick the nurse”, heoperates around the South West of the country visiting customers, on site, inhis fully equipped “clinic” – a converted van. Fowler, who has beenan occupational health nurse for 14 years, said “I was aware thatemployers require occupational health services that cause minimum disruptionand financial outlay”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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