IMCA safety seminar will cover global HSENews // September 19, 2008
The 2009 International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) members-only safety and environmental seminar, with its theme ‘Health, Safety and the Environment: Covering the Global HSE Bases’ will take place on 11-12 March at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, USA - home of the Houston Astros baseball team.
“The 2009 seminar, the eighth in our annual series of safety seminars and will encompass small group discussion sessions - always productive at these events – as well as formal presentations,” explained IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler. “Indeed, as in previous years, the event will feature a mix of presentations and discussion, together with a safety share fair where contractors can display and discuss posters and other materials relating to their own successful safety initiatives."
“This will be the first major IMCA event in the region since 2003,” she adds. “We hope to build on the growth and success of our Americas Deepwater Section meetings, which have seen increasing participation from a growing membership and oil company clients. Indeed, it is not unknown for organisations to join IMCA in order to benefit from our highly relevant and topical safety seminars – after all, we are all well aware of the ‘zero incidents’ goal that is the industry’s ‘Holy Grail’."
“We are delighted that the Gulf Coast Safety Training Group is supporting this event. We look forward to their input and welcoming their members too.”
IMCA represents over 500 organisations involved in offshore, marine and underwater engineering in more than 50 countries. Over 120 delegates, people actively involved in ensuring safe operations on and offshore in the marine contracting industry, attended the IMCA 2008 safety seminar in Abu Dhabi with its theme ‘Safety excellence in a global environment’.
Previous safety seminars have been held at sporting stadia in the UK and in The Netherlands.