The theme this year is Worker Involvement.
Companies that seek to make their safety management systems more effective see that involving their workers improves safety performance, said Declan Moore, British Glass Health & Safety Manager. Partnerships are essential for health and safety performance to be successful and involving the workforce means that health and safety becomes everybody's business.
Guest and mystery - speaker this year will be the European Minister for Social Policy, Prof. Garreth Class. He will be discussing proposed amendments to related European directives that are likely to affect the industry over the coming year. He will also be presenting the prestigious Glass Charter Awards in the afternoon, now in their third year.
The keynote speaker is to be Stewart Barnes, Divisional Director of HansenGroup. He will be speaking on an organisational approach to worker involvement. Stewart is a guest lecturer (specialising in leadership, culture and change management) on the full-time MBA and Change Management courses at Lancaster University where Stewart gained his MBA in 2002.
Conference Agenda this year comprises:
* Organisational Approach to Worker Involvement - Keynote Speaker
* Industry Support for Worker Involvement and the Benefits - Alison Bettac-Rodgers
* Worker Involvement - A Manager's Story - David Graham, Optima
* Worker Involvement Project - a Union case study
* Worker Involvement - a Worker's case study
* GLASS CHARTER AWARDS
We will also be introducing our latest support pack for the glass industry at the Conference, said Declan. This will enable organizations to put into place systems that will encourage both worker involvement and partnership working.
Sponsors of this year's Conference are Brunner Mond, Pilkington Glass, Rockware Glass, Saint Gobain UK, Float Glass Industries, Tornado Gloves and Bohle UK.
Book your place now by contacting Joan Tollerfield firstname.lastname@example.org
Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. Application packs can also be obtained by contacting the: Glass Safety Unit, British Glass, 9 Churchill Way, Chapeltown, Sheffield S35 2PY; tel: 0114 290 1850, fax: 0114 290 1851.