Health & Safety At Work Magazine – Celebrating Health and Safety Talent – “HSW 40 Under 40 Campaign”

Health & Safety At Work Magazine – Celebrating Health and Safety Talent – “HSW 40 Under 40 Campaign”

To: All Branches

Dear Colleagues,

The Health, Safety & Environment Department has been approached by Health and Safety At Work Magazine with an invitation to nominate young CWU Health and Safety Reps for recognition under their ’40 Under 40 Campaign’.

To mark their first four decades and look ahead to the future, Health and Safety at Work’ magazine is celebrating health and safety talent with a search for 40 outstanding health and safety practitioners under the age of 40.

They are looking for the rising generation of health and safety professionals or representatives who best represent the future of health and safety; forward-thinking, imaginative and confident about embracing new ideas.

Applications and nominations will be judged by an expert panel, and are sought from anyone in any safety or occupational health related role, including enforcement, teaching, consultancy, legal practice or trade union activity. Practitioners can also be in any business sector, from manufacturing and construction to retailing or insurance.

The ‘40 under 40’ nominees could be demonstrating best practice in:

  • driving up health and safety standards and performance;
  • workplace innovation; 
  • communicating health and safety; 
  • teaching or training or representing; 
  • working with new technology and IT; 
  • safety regulation or enforcement; 
  • legal practice; 
  • occupational health; 
  • managing mental health, stress and psychosocial hazards; or
  • research and academic practice etc. 

Together, the selected candidates will demonstrate the current diversity in health and safety practice, and will be featured in a special edition of the magazine. The magazine will also promote the winning candidates’ stories online and on social media, creating a talking point for the sector and wider awareness.

The magazine’s partners for the ‘40 under 40’ celebration are IIRSM and NEBOSH, which also believe in investing in emerging talent.

NEBOSH stated that they have seen an increasing number of young people taking NEBOSH qualifications which is a positive trend and a great career option – these people really can make a difference to the workplace by helping to save lives, prevent ill health and protect the environment.

This is all about celebrating the younger generation’s achievements. The winners will demonstrate the highest standards and will inspire others to deliver excellence and best practice.

IIRSM is to be part of the judging panel, to recognise the achievements and celebrate those under 40 who have demonstrated innovation, influence, creativity and leadership in health and safety.

“It is vital that barriers across organisations are removed to educate all on the importance of prioritising health and safety risks alongside other key business risks.”

Entries or nominations are invited from individuals at any stage of their career aged under 40 on 31 December 2018. These should be accompanied by a 500 word summary of their career in health and safety so far, as well as outline plans for the future, and contact details for an individual who can provide further information.

Candidates will first be assessed on the contributions they’ve already made and their potential to achieve in the future, then a panel of expert judges will make a final decision at an event on 8 November. Good luck!

Entries can be made by post or online.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 2 November 2018.

Paper Postal Entry Form to print off is here:

On Line Entry Form is here:

Yours sincerely

Dave Joyce
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer

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