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New Occupational Health and Safety Requirements

Find out more at a BSI British Standards conference. The new British Standard, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Requirements, has been updated and the changes may affect your business. A BSI British Standards conference on 9 October 2007 in Manchester will explain what these changes mean for your business. The conference will also look at implementation of the standard and demonstrate how it can improve your business performance.

As well as representatives of BSI British Standards, key speakers at the conference include Dr Andrew Cottam, Head of Operational Policy Unit at the Health and Safety Executive, discussing the significance of BS OHSAS 18001:2007 to the UK, and Richard Jones, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Kellogg Company GB Ltd, who will present on 'Strategies for Successful BS OHSAS 18001 Integration'.

Day 2 of the conference offers an optional choice of two workshops: 'A practical guide to BS OHSAS 18001:2007' or 'Managing Stress in the Workplace'. The latter offers advice on recognising the warning signs of stress in an individual, risk-assessment in respect of work-related stress and the role of management style in stress related issues.

The conference is suitable for anyone responsible for health and safety within their organization: for example, health and safety managers, facilities managers, human resources managers and risk managers.

A limited number of conference places are available to the media on a first-come first-served basis which need to be reserved in advance. Please contact Lucy Fulton on 020 8996 7248 to reserve a place. The conference will take place at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Manchester. For more information on the conference visit http://www.bsi-global.com/18001Conference

About BSI British Standards

BSI British Standards is the UK's national standards organization, recognized globally for its independence, integrity and innovation in the production of standards and information products that promote and share best practice. BSI works with businesses, consumers and government to represent UK interests and to make sure that British, European and international standards are useful, relevant and authoritative. For further information please visit www.bsi-global.com/britishstandards

About BSI Group

BSI British Standards is part of BSI Group, a global independent business services organization that inspires confidence and delivers assurance to customers with standards-based solutions. Originating as the world's first national standards body, the Group has over 2,250 staff operating in over 100 countries through more than 50 global offices. The Group's key offerings are:

· The development and sale of private, national and international standards and supporting information

· Second and third-party management systems assessment and certification

· Product testing and certification of services and products

· Performance management software solutions

· Training services in support of standards implementation and business best practice.

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