New venue for June conference

New venue for June conference

The National Occupational Safety, Health, Environmental Board (NOSHEBO) will hold its prestigious conference alongside OSH Expo Africa 2012 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand on June 19 and 20, and not at Silverstar Casino in Krugersdorp on May 22 and 23 as originally planned.


NOSHEBO has organised several conferences and exhibitions since being established in 2008. The first was held at NASREC, with the next few at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre near Fourways.

The conference committee is currently planning a dynamic programme of leading speakers and topical subjects. There will be two streams: one organised by the Institute of Safety Management (IOSM), the other by the Southern African Institute of Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH). The Southern African Protective Equipment Marketing Association (SAPEMA) is encouraging its members to take part, while the National Safety (published journal by the Safety First Association) is one of the media partners. The June issue of National Safety will feature the conference programme and speakers.

The conference is the perfect forum for networking and meeting industry colleagues, while the exhibition provides the ideal place to find out what’s new on the market.

For further information about the conference, please contact McNaughton & Associates on 011 784 4279. For information about the conference issue of National Safety, please contact Debbie Myer on 083 266 6662 or 011 886 5985.


The board was established in 2008 by four founder members, after determining South Africa needed a lead body to address occupational health and safety. Those founder members were SAPEMA, IOSM, SAIOH and the Safety First Association (SFA), the reason being to bring together the collective philosophy and direction to be followed to optimise efforts at improving health and safety in the workplace.

Mission statement

NOSHEBO will take a leadership role in Occupational, Health, Safety and the Work Environment (OHSE) through facilitating the development of a holistic approach to the creation of a healthy and safe workplace by:

• Positioning itself to act as co-ordinator and facilitator to participating OHSE societies.

• Striving to influence national policy and legislation on matters with regard to OHSE.

• Promoting the exchange of OHSE information among its members.

• Fostering inter-disciplinary understanding and promoting the industry.

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