Session III Speaker, Saturday, September 18
Simon Butt-Bethlendy, Public Relations and Campaigns Manager, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a chartered PR practitioner who oversees day-to-day public relations and campaigns communications for global professional body IOSH, Simon is also responsible for managing communications for the organisation’s award-winning No Time to Lose campaign. After more than a decade handling education, research and innovation communications for universities, research organisations and entrepreneurial start-ups, he now advocates internationally for professionals dedicated to achieving a safer, healthier world of work, via IOSH communications channels, the media and at events. With Campaigns Communications Co-ordinator, Jasmeen Daji, the IOSH team develops and grows support for this vital effort to tackle cancers caused by work. In the past year, the campaign has been presented during Global Asbestos Awareness Week in Washington DC and rolled out internationally in Australia, Canada, Malaysia and Nigeria. No Time to Lose seeks to inform ‘hard-to-reach’ workers most at risk of exposure to carcinogens. Its strengths are founded in awareness-raising, useful free resources and commitment from supporters and pledge signatories. It has twice been twice nominated for CIPR Excellence Awards (2017 & 2018) and achieved a ‘Mark of Excellence’ in the International Campaigns category in 2018.