Hazards Conference 2020 – ‘Viral Action’ – Saturday 1st August – An ‘On-Line’ Free Event For Safety Reps:
This Year’s Hazards 2020 Conference will now be an ‘online’ event, taking place on Saturday 1st August 2020 – the first ever time the event has gone on-line in its history.
All CWU Health and Safety Reps are welcome to participate in this event which is both recommended, supported and sponsored by the CWU Health, Safety & Environment Department.
The original 31st National Hazards Conference was scheduled to take place on 31July – 2 August, 2020 at its usual venue, the University of Keele, Stoke-on-Trent but like so many conference gatherings, it came as no surprise that the Hazards Campaign were forced to cancel the Conference due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
CWU/HQ are therefore delighted that the Hazards Campaign have not given up and are instead putting on this abridged version of the conference with a one-day, on-line conference involving international speakers and plenty of interesting subject matter on the Agenda.
Over 320 safety reps from all the UK’s Trade Unions, officers and activists attended last year’s conference, when it was a celebration of 30 years of the Hazards Conference.
The Conference Agenda
This unique Zoom based online conference starts with an international plenary and is followed by four specific subject workshops with brilliant speakers and experts throughout the day.
Each Zoom workshop will start at the advertised time and will provide an opportunity to join in the discussions and together help formulate action plans to direct Hazards Campaign work priorities for the next 12 months.
10.00 – 11.30 Plenary – with international speakers on Covid-19 and the impact on workers.
12.00 – 13.00 Safety reps taking the lead! – during and after Covid-19.
13.30 – 14.30 Fighting inequality in health and safety.
15.00 – 16.00 Mental Health and Covid-19.
16.30 – 17.30 Toxics Out! Air pollution, just transition after Covid-19.
To register please use the eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hazards-online-conference-2020-viral-action-tickets-113872190788
‘Free Event’ – Donations Welcome
The conference is ‘free of charge’ to participate but if delegates or their Union branch/organisation, would like to donate to the Hazards Campaign, all support would be most welcome. CWU/HQ will be sponsoring the event again this year.
See attached ‘flyer’
National Health, Safety & Environment Officer