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The David Walters International Health & Safety Symposium – “What about the workers”

Report by Derek Maylor

Professor David Walters Director of the Cardiff University Work Environment Research Centre (CWERC), is an internationally renowned researcher and writer on various aspects of the work environment and strong supporter and advocate in the strengths and positive benefits of employee and trade union representation and consultation on health and safety, the politics of health and safety at work, regulating health and safety management, chemical risk management at work and health and safety at work in all types and sizes of companies.

He is the editor of the international journal, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, a member of the IOSH Research Committee and was Special Adviser, to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee.

He is highly respected across the UK and European Trade Union movement.

David is due to retire shortly and to mark his retirement an International Health and Safety Symposium entitled “What about the workers?” was held in his honour at Cardiff University on Wednesday 29th January 2020.

The event was opened by Tom Hall who explained the day, the background and work of David; the masses of study books he has written and the international scope of his work on workplaces and many countries. Speakers, and attendees, at the small gathering came from Australia, NZ, Latvia, Canada, SA, Sri Lanka, USA and St Helens.

Derek Maylor, NW BTU H&S Co-ord member and CWU Grter Mersey Amal Branch Health and Safety Officer (T&FS) attended the event and has produced a detailed report of the day.

You can read Derek’s report by downloading it (PDF format) from the Co-ordinators Reports section of this website here



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