Saiosh President, Robin W Jones
Dear Saiosh Members,
Everything in the garden is perfect (well, almost). The membership just keeps growing at a phenomenal rate (we passed the 7500 mark). Our CPD OHS Workshops increased as did the members who attended those workshops. More members made use of the free e-learning programme. Our Annual OHS Conference in May was even bigger than the year before.
We’ve had successful Safety Management (NADSAM) students winning Top Student of the year. A Bursary Fund policy has been introduced to assist members with further study opportunities. Our list of free legal updates (on- line for members) increased from 250 to over 800 Acts and more members are receiving free subscription to the SHEQ Management Magazine.
Our Corporate members list expanded as well as the number of Corporate members who sponsor our Workshops and Conferences.
In many cases some industries are showing steady downward trends in the accident rates and that means that less people are getting hurt. Sadly there are still employees getting hurt while at work. So our work just won’t slow down. Ahead lies the challenge to protect all from harm in 2017.My experience with OHS Practitioners is that they don’t see the challenge as being more work. Instead they see it as an opportunity to reach greater heights.
At this time I would like to extend Season’s Greetings to all our members (and “soon to be” members) and to their families.
My Council members join me in wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Safe New Year.
Robin W Jones
Our offices will be closing on 15 December 2016 and will reopen on 3 January 2017