Ireland East Branch recent events

28 September 2021 - Lighten the load

Speaker: Prof Suzanne McDonough
Gives guidance on how to manage back pain in the workplace and will dispel the myths about back pain, especially around posture and lifting and bending.

Speaker: Emmet Hynes
Explains how the Manual Handling Assessment chart (the MAC tool) works and will provide a case study on how this tool was used to avoid and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury amongst employees.

29 January 2020 -  CPD/IPD workshop

It was for IOSH member needing help with the online CPD system, as well as any IOSH Graduate members looking to elevate their status to Chartered Member via the IPD process, & for members who are taking the first step to obtaining Chartered Member status (CMIOSH) by finding out about IPD and get “hands-on” knowledge of the CPD process. The process was exampled with question and answer sessions thought-out the presentation.

CPD presentation
IPD presentation
Competency framework presentation
CPD courses presentation
IOSH industry-specific groups presentation
IOSH webinars presentation

11 November 2019 - Blank sheets vs Checklists

Dr Victor Hrymak discussed the use of checklists versus visual inspection when it comes to identifying workplace hazards. The presentation covered: The ability of checklists to adequately observe hazards in the workplace has been called into question. The attendees saw how using a novel visual search method, can improve current visual inspections and be considered a credible alternative to checklists in helping to identify workplace.


01 May 2019 - The challenges she faces as a HSE professional and in particular with recruiting HSE professionals

Leo Harris of Manguard Plus, discussed Informed and informative talk on Business/Enterprise Risk, and how it relates to the health and safety profession and businesses increasing regulatory requirements and reducing appetite for risk.​


Róisín Miller, Associate Director with MSD, discussed the challenges she faced as a HSE professional and the future challenges/recruiting for OSH professionals.


05 March 2019 - FM Ireland Conference

Michelle Mc Dermott addressed the Chemical Agents Regulation 2001 & 2015, covering the specific requirements necessary to identify hazards ( SDS, Labels, etc.), to complete a risk assessment and to implement controls. The presentation included examples of Safety Data Sheets, labels and typical risk assessments, illustrating the common gaps seen in meeting the legal requirements.


24 October 2018 - Managing dangerous substances in the workplace

Speaker: Michelle McDermott, HSA Inspector


26 September 2018 - Managing health and safety in an environment context

Speaker: Michael Walker

The seminar was to raise awareness of how health and safety can be managed and controlled in an environmental context.


30 May 2018 - GDPR and Health & Safety

Speaker: Léon Atkins CEO, Obséy international

6 Commandments of GDPR as regards Health & Safety

A lot has not changed: Expectations of data subjects have changed, Rights of data subjects have increased & Consequences of failure increased.


07 March 2018 - ISO 45001 - The New Health and Safety Standard

Speaker: Caroline Geoghegan Managing Director - CG Business Consulting

OHSAS 18001 has undergone radical change, bringing questions and concerns over the new standard – ISO 45001, its structure, revised documentation requirements and a variety of other changes needed to meet standard conformance. This new approach represents a dramatic turn in direction.

The aim of this presentation is to provide you with answers to the following questions:

What are the changes?

How will the changes affect your organisation?

What are the implications for your existing Health and Safety Management System?

What can you do to transition to the new standards?


07 March 2018 - How to support your clients in achieving legal compliance with regards to legionella control

Speakers: Kerry Horton Senior Consultant – ISHEM & Clive Hanna Consultant – ISHEM

This seminar is designed to provide facilities management professionals with the information you need to support your clients in achieving legal compliance with regards to Legionella control. We will look at legal responsibilities, the role of the FM organisation, training requirements, the process of carrying out a Legionella risk assessment and how to implement the findings of a risk assessment.


06 March 2018 - The importance of first aid in emergency response

Speaker: Linda Gill Ryan

We must not forget the fundamental role of the First Aider and that is to:

  • Preserve Life
  • Promote Recover
  • Prevent the Condition from Worsening

Linda covered the following: Company Introduction / Industry Experience, ERT Challenges

Importance of First Aid / Personal Safety, Calling EMS, Basics of Patient Assessment

Preparation for EMS Arrival & Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).


06 March 2018 - Emergency preparedness for mobile worker

Speaker: Sean Walker

Mobile Workers work in more than one place and usually travel as part of their job. Mobile working requires good H&S management and well planned emergency preparedness as part of a robust safety management system.


06 September 2018 - IOSH Ireland conference

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22 November 2017 - Safety in mind


27 September 2017 - 'Guilty' branch seminar
Our Guilty seminar was a successful and interesting start to IOSH Ireland East Branch series of seminars and events for 2017/18. Vincent Traynor, Director of Design Risk Management provided a review of recent health and safety cases in court.

14 June 2017 - Training development and the role of e-Learning evening seminar
After some Networking, Mr. Shane Lynam, Director of Design Risk Management and e-learning Safety outlined how e-learning can be used in your training and support Safety Culture through active , frequent engagement. He also discussed some pitfalls and free resources. After a lively Q&A session, the Branch AGM was held.

27 January 2017 - Machinery Safety event (evening seminar)