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Letter from the chair

A warm welcome to all new and existing members. Thank you for your support over the previous challenging period and we look forward to your continued support for 2021 -2022.

The NI Branch will continue our work in line with the IOSH WORK 2022 Strategy throughout the year ahead. We have an exciting programme of events to look forward to and are delighted to collaborate with various groups including Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI), Workplace Health Leadership Group Northern Ireland (WHLGNI), Build Health and Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG) and other partners, as we strive to improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of people in work in all industries and sectors, thus improving standards in the workplace.

We, the NI Branch Committee, are challenging ourselves to get to know each and every one of our members through virtual coffee mornings, discussing topics which will enable IOSH Grade progression and enhanced membership networking via small discussion groups.

The committee are here to support you, speak on your behalf and represent you on the Global IOSH circuit.

We are encouraging the membership to take advantage of the IOSH Mentoring Programme, with five of the ten NI Branch Committee Members being registered mentors.

Our planned events will continue to be virtual through to the end of 2021, with progression through to both hybrid and face to face events when full restrictions are lifted.

Upcoming events for 2021 include – an interactive Mock Trial, Behavioural Psychology and Change Management within OH&S Functions.

We ask you to support our events, get involved with us and offer suggestions for topics you would like to see covered at a local level. Additionally, we will continue to support other regional branches locally, nationally, and internationally which seek to inform, influence, and educate OH&S best practices.

I look forward to seeing and hearing from you all during the ensuing year.

William Lemon
Branch Chair