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IOSH Oman to appoint Neelesh Sogani as new chair

Neelesh Sogani is to replace Peter McNair as chair of the Oman branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Neelesh Sogani (above) will replace Peter McNair as chair of the Oman branch of the Institution of Safety and Health (IOSH) next week.
Neelesh Sogani (above) will replace Peter McNair as chair of the Oman branch of the Institution of Safety and Health (IOSH) next week.

Neelesh Sogani is to replace Peter McNair as chair of the Oman branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

The reshuffle will take place following the seventh IOSH Middle East Conference, which will be held in Muscat next week.

Commenting on his appointment, Sogani said: “I am extremely proud to become the chair of the Oman branch.

“It is encouraging that organisations across Oman are increasingly placing emphasis on the safety and health of their workers. In doing so, they are experiencing improved reputation, resilience, and results,” he explained.

The Oman branch of IOSH was established in 2013, the first year that the organisation held its Middle East Conference in the Sultanate. Over the course of the last three years, the branch has grown to encompass 109 members and has established ties with a number of government bodies.

This year’s IOSH Middle East Conference will be held under the patronage of Oman’s Ministry of Manpower, and will focus on the role of leadership in creating safe and healthy systems of work, according to IOSH.

“Our Middle East Conference will provide an opportunity for safety and health professionals and other leaders to interact with their peers and hopefully uncover even more ways of making sure employees can return home at the end of the working day, fit and well,” added Sogani.

The seventh IOSH Middle East Conference will be chaired by Karen McDonnell, president of the institution.

The event, which will also be supported by the Oman Society of Contractors and the Oman Society of Petroleum Services, will take place at the Grand Hyatt Muscat on Wednesday, 27 April, 2016.

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