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Covid-19 webinars

IOSH have launched a series of webinars for occupational safety and health professionals on the Covid-19 situation.

Upcoming webinar

Our next webinar will take place on Thursday 20 May, 12.30-13.30 BST.

Details will be added here in due course.


Most recent webinar

Covid-19 Sector Series - Covid unlocked: How fighting the virus today saw us innovate for tomorrow
Thursday 15 April, 12:30-13:30 BST / 13:30-14:30 CET

Host
Jimmy Quinn, IOSH President

Panel
Malcolm Shiels: Chair, IOSH Construction Group
Ria Sooknarine: Communications Coordinator, IOSH Logistics and Retail Group; and Caribbean Branch
Mike Evans: Communications Coordinator, IOSH Food and Drink Industries Group


Previous webinars

Caring Through Covid’ webinar series: Mental health and wellbeing
Thursday 11 March, 12:30-13:30 GMT / 13:30-14:30 CET

Host
Lawrence Webb, IOSH Vice President

Panel
Ilir Bazaiti: Health and Safety Analyst, Environment & Sustainability Department, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Jim Lawless: Lawyer, team coach, motivational speaker, architect of change
Dr Nnedinma (Ned) Umeokafor: Course Leader for Undergraduate BSc programmes, Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management, Kingston University London


The law in lockdown – workplace rights and obligations
Thursday 11 February 12:30-13:30 GMT / 13:30-14:30 (EST)  

Host
IOSH Vice President Neil Catton

Panel
Stephanie Boyce: Vice President, the Law Society
Matthew Breakell: Partner, DAC Beachcroft
Colleen Theron: Sustainability lawyer and Consultant, Ardea International.

Modern slavery risk resources


'Caring through Covid' - Keeping in touch with our creativity 
Thursday 14 January 12:00-13:00 GMT / 13:00-14:00 (EST) 

Webinar resources

Host
Tim Eldridge, IOSH President Elect

Panel
Sam Oldham, Commercial and Operations Director, The Roundhouse, London
Filomena Rodriguez, Creativity coach
Zoe Davies, Head of Safety, BBC


IOSH Covid-19 series: Helping colleagues to stay connected
An IOSH/CIPD joint webinar

Thursday 10 December 12:30-13:30 GMT / 13:30-14.30 CET

Host
Louise Hosking, IOSH President Elect

Panel
Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD
Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Health and Safety, IOSH


Caring through covid:
An IOSH/SOM joint webinar - Supporting your staff to support themselves

Thursday 12 November, 12.30 (GMT) / 13.30 (CET)

Host 
Stuart Hughes, Vice President, IOSH

Panel
Professor Anne Harriss, President, Society of Occupational Medicine
Christine Hancock, C3 Health, Founder and Director
Dr Jon Spiro, Consultant in Occupational Medicine


Managing the risks of workplace carcinogens: what your organisation needs to do now
Thursday 29 October, 12.30 (GMT) / 13.30 (CET)

Host 
Keith Hole, IOSH Council member and NTTL ambassador

Panel
Mavis Nye, campaigner, The Mavis Nye Foundation
Jody Dutton, who shares her personal story of how occupational cancer has affected her family's lives
Kevin Bampton, CEO, BOHS
Dr Ian Mudway, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Imperial College London


Covid-19 and mental health: workplace psychosocial risks, impacts and mitigations

Thursday 15 October, 12.30-13.30 (BST) / 13.30-14.30 (CEST)

Hosted/facilitated by
Duncan Spencer,
Head of Advice and Practice, IOSH

Panel
Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, HSE
Mary Ogungbeje, OSH Research Manager, IOSH


Beyond now: OSH competencies you need for recovery from a pandemic

Thursday 01 October, 12.30-13.30 (BST) / 13.30-14.30 (CEST)

Hosted by
Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Corporate Engagement, IOSH.

Panel
Jamie Sutherland-Pownall, Group Health and Safety Lead, Slater & Gordon UK and Member of IOSH’s Future Leaders Community; | Presentation
Liam Tiddy, Head of Practice, Shirley Parsons | Presentation
Sue Parker-Tantush, Head of Health and Safety, Co-op | Presentation


A WHO/IOSH webinar: World Patient Safety Day 2020: Joint action for health worker safety

Friday 18 September, 12:30 BST / 13:30 (CEST)


Covid-19 - the future workplace and its impact on people

Thursday 03 September, 12:30 BST / 13:30 (CEST)

Hosted by: Andrew Sharman, IOSH President
Panel:
Lisa Bartlett, UK President - Crawford & Company;
Steve Collinson, Head of People - Zurich;
Nigel Sullivan, Chief People Officer – BUPA;
Tim Eldridge, Global Head of Health and Safety, HSBC;
Bev Messinger, CEO, IOSH


Covid-19: Managing your work safely through local lockdown

Thursday 20 August 12:30 BST / 13:30 (CEST)

Hosted by: Louise Hosking, IOSH Vice-President
Panel:
Craig Foyle, Foyle Safety & Management;
Lucy Robinson, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce;
Matthew Jackson, WSP Middle East


Covid-19: communication strategies – effective protocols for safe working in a Covid world

Thursday 06 August 12:30pm BST

Hosted by: Tim Eldridge, IOSH Vice-President
Panel:
Amanda Coleman, Crisis Communication Consultant and author of Crisis Communication Strategies;
Deirdre Sinnott McFeat, Health and Safety Authority; 
Simon Butt-Bethlendy, IOSH


Covid-19: Building a better gender balance for workplaces

Thursday 30 July 12:30pm BST

Hosted by: Louise Hosking, IOSH Vice President
Panel: 
Anne Gardner-Aston, Group Health and Safety Director, Places for People
Kizzy Augustin, Partner, Russell Cooke LLP
Lorenzo Visentin, Group Head of Environment, Health and Safety Corporate Affairs, Arriva plc
Busola Alofe, Registrar/CEO, The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria


Covid-19: Future Leaders: Making a personal impact post lockdown

23 July 12:30 BST

Hosted by: Stuart Hughes – IOSH Vice President and passionate advocate for IOSH Future Leaders.
Panel: Philip Lancashire, Chloe Hughes, Liam Kelly, Sunit Atwal, Jason Kamalu, James MacPherson, Hayley Wright, Robert Jukes
Webinar questions and answers


Covid-19: Your professional prospects as the world deals with the pandemic

16 July 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted By: James Quinn, President-Elect, IOSH

Panel:
Ria Sooknarine, UNIPET, Trinidad | Presentation
Josh Huggins, Principal People | Presentation


Covid-19: How can we restart the events industry safely?

9 July 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted By: Louise Hosking, Vice-President, IOSH

Panel:
Andrew Böber, Head of Health and Safety, The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon)
Nick Dugdale Moore, Regional Manager, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI)
Simon Garrett, Director, X Venture Global Risk Solutions
Chris Skeith, CEO, The Association of Event Organisers


Back in Business - strategies for optimising individual and organisational wellbeing and resilience

02 July 2020 12:30 (BST)

Presented by: Dr John Briffa

Due to the nature of the content included in this webinar, we are not authorised to provide a recording of this specific session. A summary document of some of the key messages will be made available in due course. Please check back again shortly


Covid-19: Ensuring the safety and health of workers in travel and tourism

25 June 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted and presented by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President

Presenters

  • Tiffany Misrahi, Vice-President of Policy, World Travel and Tourism Council | Presentation
  • Arlette Anderson, Director of ESH, London Gatwick Airport | Presentation
  • Dr Mark Parrish, Regional Medical Director, International SOS | Presentation
  • Marc Jordan, Group Director of Security Health and Safety, Crisis and BCM at TUI Group | Presentation
  • Jonathan Nobbs, Head of Corporate Engagement, IOSH | Presentation

Covid-19: The role of line managers in returning safely

18 June 2020 12:30 (BST)

Hosted and presented by

Presenters

  • Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute | Resources
  • Sue Parker-Tantush, Head of Health and Safety, Co-op Group | Presentation

Covid-19 Series: IOSH and Saiosh Global Working Collaboration – Sharing knowledge to improve the OSH profession

11 June 2020 14:30 (BST) | 15.30 (SAST) 

Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President

Presenters

  • Bev Messinger, CEO, IOSH
  • Neels Nortje, CEO, Saiosh
  • Sanjay Munnoo, President, Saiosh
  • Ant Honey, Assistant Category Manager, IOSH - Presentation

Covid-19: Managing mental wellbeing when returning to work

4 June 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice, IOSH

Presenters


Covid-19: Coronavirus – Returning safely after lockdown and employers’ obligations

28 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Richard Jones, Head of Policy and Regulatory Engagement IOSH

Presenters

  • Gabriela Troncoso, Expert Services Manager, ENHESA
  • Malcolm Staves, Corporate Health and Safety Director, L'Oreal
  • David Greene, Vice-President, The Law Society
  • Mary Lawrence, Partner, Osborne Clarke International Legal Practice

Securing a new role during and post Covid-19 – insights for the OSH professional

21 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, Director of Professional Services, IOSH

Presenters

  • Liam Tiddy, Head of Practice, Shirley Parsons
  • Yvette Moffatt,  Health & Safety Manager, Royal College of Surgeons
  • Gareth Mullen, Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Thames Water
  • Simon Bliss, Managing Director, Principal People

Covid-19 Global Logistics: Managing the risks for the future of a safe supply chain

14 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President

Presenters

  • Kevin Furniss, Vice President - Head of Corporate Safety, A.P. Moller-Maersk
  • Chris Newson, HSS Product Development and Delivery Lead, MakeUK
  • Andrew Mawson, Head of SHEQ/DGSA, Bibby Distribution and Chair or IOSH Logistics and Retail Group
  • Jodie Lynch, Regional Health Safety and Environment Advisor, Yusen Logistics UK Ltd 

Returning to work after Covid-19 – the role of the OSH and HR professionals

07 May 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • James Quinn, IOSH President Elect

Presenters

  • Malcolm Shiels, Chair IOSH Construction Group, Director Head of CDM Summers-Inman Ltd
  • Keith Hole, Vice Chair IOSH Construction Group, Director and Thought Leader TSM UK 
  • David D’Souza, Director of Membership, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Presentation slides

Resources


Covid-19 and the global food supply chain: safety and health impacts and solutions

Apr 30, 2020 12:30pm BST

Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman - IOSH President

Presenters

  • Dr Ivan D. Ivanov, Workplace Health Team, World Health Organisation
  • Cédric Pene, Counsellor, Agriculture and Commodities Division - World Trade Organization
  • Dr Jeffrey T. LeJeune, Food Safety and Quality Officer - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Elizabeth Creed, IOSH Rural Industries Group Vice Chair - Specialist Agriculture Safety Consultant
  • Craig Long, IOSH Rural Industries Group Committee Member - Health, Safety and Risk Advisor, G’s Fresh
  • Neil Lennox, Head of Group Safety and Insurance - Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd

The role of the OSH professional​ - supporting your business throughout the Covid-19 crisis​

23 April 2020 12:30pm BST

Presenters

Hosted by

  • Duncan Spencer, Head of Advice and Practice - IOSH

Panel

  • Louise Hosking - IOSH Vice President
  • Jonathan Hughes - IOSH Vice President

Presentation slides


Current risks, challenges and practical measures in protecting health workers responding to Covid-19

16 April 12:30pm BST

Presenters 

Hosted by

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President

Speakers

  • Alice Simniceanu, Catherine Kane & Dr Ivan D. Ivanov – World Health Organization
  • Mark Parsons & Fiona Potter, IOSH Health and Social Care Group
  • Dr Min Zhang, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Professor Claudio Colosio, Milano Hospitals, Milan, Italy

Covid-19: Looking after the mental and physical health and wellbeing of the remote worker

09 April 2020

Presenters

Hosted by

  • Dr David Gold, IOSH Vice President
  • Tony Bough, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing - Royal Sun Alliance
    Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Health and Safety - IOSH

Managing workplace safety and health in response to Covid-19

02 April 2020

Presenters

  • Dr Andrew Sharman, IOSH President
  • Dr Maria Neira, Director for Environment, Climate and Health - WHO
  • Dr Andy Ramsay, Infectious Hazard Management (IHM) Department - World Health Organisation
  • Dr Ivan D.Ivanov, Team Lead of Occupational and Workplace Health - World Health Organisation

Resources:

Questions asked during the webinars are used to help shape the content on these pages, along with links to useful resources and websites. Where helpful, FAQ documents will be added alongside the recordings post webinar

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Event webinars

Webinars are ideal for keeping your knowledge up to date as well as your CPD. View our list of upcoming webinars being hosted by IOSH and our membership network. All webinar timings are shown as UK Time (GMT), unless specified.

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