Chair's New Year message

05 January 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to thank IOSH branch members and Committee Members who together made 2016 a positive year for the branch, Institution and profession.

We adopted a new strategy as a branch, to outreach professionals and we saw tremendous response. 2016 was great shift changes face of IOSH Oman presence in the country and industries. We have seen lot of participation with authorities, OPAL and Industries.

Our presence was well recognized during several events including Middle East Conference2016, Middle East Health & Safety Forum, Oman Occupational Health Forum, Oman Child safety & Health conference etc. Many Educational institutes are coming forward to partner IOSH Initiative; roll out of No Time To Lose (NTTL) campaign was also one of the good move from branch.

As we begin a new year, our plans are to continue with similar initiatives on your behalf, as our goal is to create a branch that is vibrant, brings value to our members and provides the structure for Continuing Professional. In 2017, we will be striving hard to support members and raise the profile and status of the profession, through more focused branch meetings, CPD / IPD sessions with possibility of regional/local peer reviews.

The branch will continue to strive for membership development and professional link with other stakeholders, and maintain a very close working relationship with the Headquarters of IOSH (UK).

HSE is a noble profession and volunteering at IOSH platform, to support, represent and champion professionals who play such a worthwhile role in protecting working people and in enabling organizations to succeed in a rapidly evolving world of work.

We need your support. Share your thoughts, volunteer to share your experience and expertise and most of all, we would like to see you with greater participation in our branch meetings and other initiatives, to promote and develop the profession in the Oman.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the Branch Committee for your encouragement over the last year and wish you continued progress and success in your career.

We look forward to working with collaboration and participation with all in 2017, and we wish everyone a healthy, Safe, happy and prosperous New Year.

Best wishes,

Neelesh Sogani
Chair- 2016/17
IOSH Oman Branch