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USHA Member - University of Brighton - attends The World Safety Congress in Frankfurt

Whilst attending the World Congress on behalf of the University of Brighton, Deputy Director of Health & Safety Andrew Knight presented a poster on the work of the work of the Fieldwork Project Group. The poster showcased the benefits of collaborative working with partner organisation UCEA and also promoted the development of sector guidance as a successful method of support a culture of prevention.

University of Brighton Director of Health and Safety Alan Cowen met Dr Sedlatshek - Director of the European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health at the launch of a new OSHwiki system to share knowledge on health and safety across europe using the wikipedia platform. Alan identified that the system would be of direct benefit to students on degree courses when researching for facts on health and safety. Dr Sedlatshek welcomed a partnership approach to raising awareness within higher education.

You can access the OSHWiki here www.oshwiki.eu

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Pictured is Ben Hadman – University of Brighton Health and Safety Department ‘Undergraduate Project Assistant’ who attended the 1st International Youth Congress which ran in parallel to the main congress with presentations made by the students.