Saiosh Seasons Greetings
07 December 2015
What an enormously eventful year 2015 has been. We passed the 5000 member mark, we had over 4000 modules completed of the free e-learning programme, we’ve had over 1000 members earn CPD points from attending our free OHS Workshops and, and, and, there is more! Take the Saiosh conference in May at the A-OSH EXPO. Just on 500 delegates over the 1.5 day conference with 11 speakers of whom 3 were international. And we are already hard at work for the 2016 conference, again at Gallagher Estate on 24th and 25th May. The Top Student of the Year award coupled with the Top Safety Practitioner of the Year were announced at the Cocktail function at the conference.
Saiosh already has a large number of benefits for our members (visit the website) and your Council continues to investigate more benefits. These will become available in the New Year.
On the down side there are still employees being injured or killed at their workplaces.
This sad statistic may perhaps soon be balanced by the more and more companies who are adopting a ZERO target for accidents and incidents. We are also expecting a new approach from the DOL with expected changes in legislation (which still have to be promulgated).
One very serious threat is around us every day and as OHS Professionals I hope we can set the example for others. I am talking about not texting or talking on a handheld cell phone while driving.
My wish for all our members is to make your 2016 an even brighter year for OHS than this year. My Council Members join me in wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Safe New Year.
Robin W Jones: Saiosh President
The Saiosh National office will be closed from 17 December 2015 and reopens on 4 January 2016
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