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Tyne and Wear Branch

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The Tyne and Wear Branch serves over 1,200 IOSH members in the North-East of England, primarily in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham. We also work closely with our North Cumbria District, which is constitutionally part of Tyne and Wear Branch.

The aim of the Branch is to support its members in their professional activities and in their professional development and to represent our members to IOSH nationally and to the wider North-East community as appropriate.

The Branch holds monthly meetings between September and June, where members meet in a friendly and informal atmosphere, exchange information and provide mutual support. A guest speaker gives a presentation on a topical subject in the very wide field of occupational safety and health. The Branch is well supported by the local HSE office, who frequently attend to keep us up to date with their activities. We send out regular event notifications via Committee Mailer, and we are increasingly using the Branch’s LinkedIn page to communicate with members.

The Branch Executive Committee are dedicated to providing local support for members and assist with the seemingly daunting task of achieving Chartered Status with IOSH. We include seminars on IOSH’s IPD process in the annual programme, and we are usually able to help with individual mentoring if needed.

Branch meetings are open to any other professionals who have an interest in what we do, and a number of meetings are designed to be held as a joint meeting with other bodies in related fields, such as HR, fire safety, occupational health, IEMA or occupational hygiene.

However you choose to engage with us, remember that it's your Branch and it's there to help you to improve occupational safety and health. There are many opportunities for you if you'd like to get more involved in the Branch and its activities.

We look forward to welcoming you at our meetings and if you have any queries please contact one of the Exec Members who will be only too willing to help.

Joe Elliott, CMIOSH
Tyne & Wear Branch Chairman on behalf of the Branch.

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