Saturday January 18, 2020

Encouraging firms to do the right thing

The All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards,which took place in Galway last month, aim to inspire companies to protect their workers, writes Lorraine Courtney

10th November, 2019
Harry Galvin, president, National Irish Safety Organisation; Austin Broderick, HSE lead, Irving Oil Whitegate Refinery; David Tomlinson, group head of health and safety, PM Group; Sharon McGuinness, chief executive, Health and Safety Authority; John Thompson, chairperson, Northern Ireland Safety Group

‘When something goes wrong in a workplace, it generates lots of negative publicity,” said Harry Galvin, president of the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO).

“We wanted to encourage companies to do the right thing when we set up these Awards almost 30 years ago. There was a lot of interest, so it became a national competition and, subsequently, the Awards evolved into an All Ireland safety competition.”

The prestigious All Ireland Occupational...

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