IOSH conference tackles the big issuesOn 1 Apr 2001 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The IOSH 2001 Annual Conference and Exhibition was held at the BournemouthInternational Centre on 7 and 8 March. The theme of the conference was”New challenges for the new millennium” and boasted eminent speakersfrom the world of health and safety. The first day began with Dr Timothy WalkerCB, director-general of the HSE, discussing the “Revitalising health andsafety” initiative and the Human Rights Act. The next speaker was Dr Nerys Williams, head of the Employment MedicalAdvisory Service and senior medical inspector with the HSE. Dr Williamsexplained the basic components of “Securing health together”, theGovernment’s long-term occupational health strategy. Other representatives at IOSH 2001 from the health side of the OSH coinincluded David Harrison MIOSH RSP, director of the health and safety unit atthe University of Birmingham, who reviewed the challenge posed by adopting therisk management model to prevent stress at work. In his presentation “Get a grip – managing the musculoskeletalthreat”, Matthew Trigg MIOSH, consultant at JDA Associates, called for amore inclusive and proactive approach to the identification of musculoskeletaldisorders and proposed a new model for managing them. Bill Fox, managing director of Maybo, examined the key elements of aneffective management response to conflict and violence at work, and gave anupdate on the latest initiatives. He also provided a checklist for employees.Finally, Martin Jones FIOSH RSP, president of the European BioSafetyAssociation, addressed the conference and explained in detail the latestdevelopments in BioSafety. The next IOSH Annual Conference will be held in Manchester, April 2002.