2 July 2012 - NR 28/11
Hunt is on for health and safety champions
A health and safety body is on the hunt
for unsung heroes from the Aberdeen area who’ve made work life
better for fellow employees.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) North
East of Scotland Branch will host its first Certificate of Merit
awards in September. And it’s calling on people to nominate
non-health and safety professionals from the region who have helped
their workplace become safer and healthier places.
Donald Macfarlane, IOSH North East of
Scotland Branch chair, said: “We’re calling on people in
Aberdeenshire and the surrounding counties to recognise fellow
employees whose efforts have made a difference to health and safety
in the workplace, despite it not being their day job.
“We think it’s vitally important to recognise
those who go above and beyond their normal call of duty, perhaps
without even realising that what they’re doing is making a big
difference to colleagues around them.”
IOSH believes that good health and safety is the cornerstone of
a thriving business and has run this award scheme for several years
with its West of Scotland Branch, which is based in Glasgow and the
surrounding area. Past winners have worked in a number of industry
sectors and for a wide range of employees, including the Ministry
of Defence, construction and software companies, as well as local
Donald added: “Our winners will represent
what health and safety is all about – creating schemes and ways of
working that take a proportionate, unstuffy approach to making
people’s lives better. They are advocates of health and safety who
make a real contribution to protecting people from injury and
ill-health, making important cost savings for our economy in the
Nominations close on Friday 27 July and winners will be
announced at an event on 7 September, at the Hilton Aberdeen
Treetops Hotel. All award winners will receive complimentary
tickets to the dinner.
To nominate, please contact Claire Davis on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Notes for editors:
IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals.
With more than 42,000 members in 100 countries, we’re the world’s
biggest professional health and safety organisation.
We set standards, and support, develop and connect our members
with resources, guidance, events and training. We’re the voice of
the profession, and campaign on issues that affect millions of
IOSH was founded in 1945 and is a registered charity with
international NGO status.
For more information please contact:
- Tim Walsh, Media
Manager, +44 (0)116 257 3252 or +44 (0)797 660 4715
- Amy Chappell,
Media Officer, +44 (0)116 257 3141 or +44 (0)798 000