About Us

International Safety and Health Construction Co-ordinators Organization, commonly known as ISHCCO is a non-profit association of national Safety and Health Construction Co-ordinators Associations in European countries in application of the European Directive 92/57/EEC.

ISHCCO’s purpose – in compliance with the spirit of subsidiarity – is to help the safety and health Co-ordinators of Europe, through its National Member Associations, by giving them the opportunity to improve their career development, to complete their training and to develop their scientific capacities.

The Executive Board

The Executive Board is composed of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and two other members, all “Officers”. The President, the Vice-President, the Treasurer and the other members of the Executive Board are elected by the General Assembly for a three-year term and may be re-elected once to the same position. This will be effective at the 2016 ordinary general assembly.

Reinhard Obermaier

Reinhard Obermaier

President - Reinhard.Obermaier@ishcco.org

Dr. Reinhard Obermaier, married, father of two adult sons, safety engineer and sworn expert works as practical and consulting expert in OSH with almost 30 years of experience. Already in 1998 his activities contributed to the national and international work regarding SHCC in associations as Chairman, board member and since 2019 as President of ISHCCO.

Erwin Bruch

Erwin Bruch

Treasurer - erwin.bruch@ishcco.org

Gratuated as a civil engineer at the Technische Universität Wien, Mr. Leschetizky was after several years of employmentin Austrian companies as Project Manager, developer or structural engineer owner of a engineer Office Sinne 1982. He focused during the last 20 years on Safety and Health Coordination, mostly big housing projects located in Vienna. He is also Board Member of the Austrian Organisation „Die Baukoordinatoren“ since 2000.

Evangelitsa Tsoulofta

Evangelitsa Tsoulofta

Officer - evangelitsa.tsoulofta@ishcco.org

Civil Engineer graduated from Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki (Polytechnic School) with Postgraduate Education in OSH at Aston University and a Master in Public Sector Management from Cyprus International Institute of Management. She has extensive professional experience on construction OSH as well as on structural design and construction works. She is Head of Manufacturing and Construction Section at the Department of Labor Inspection of Cyprus, where she is employed since 1993. She is the 1st Vice-President of Cyprus Civil Engineers Association and member of the General Council of the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus.

Alfredo Soeiro

Alfredo Soeiro

Vice President - alfredo.soeiro@ishcco.org

Civil Eng. UPorto & UFlorida-Ph.D. Academic director & VP Civil Engineering (UPorto, 03/07). Pro-Rector UPorto (98/03). VP EUCEN (92/98); president IACEE (01/04); president AUPEC (01/05); president SEFI (03/05). Ambassador ENETOSH (14/…), SG AECEF (17/…) & EDEN Fellow (08), IACEE Fellow (14), IEOM Eng. Education (16) & EDEN Senior Fellow (18).

Signe Mehlsen

Signe Mehlsen

Officer - signe.mehlsen@ishcco.org

Signe Mehlsen is working on promoting the responsibilities of Clients, Advisors and Designers in Denmark. She is guiding the companies in complying with their duties. The focus is to improve the role of the safety and health construction coordinator. Signe is board member of the safety and health network in The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA.

Erich Leschetizky

Erich Leschetizky

General secretary - erich.leschetizky@ishcco.org

Gratuated as a civil engineer at the Technische Universität Wien, Mr. Leschetizky was after several years of employment in Austrian companies as Project Manager, developer or structural engineer, owner of an engineer Office since 1982. He focused during the last 20 years on Safety and Health Construction Coordination, mostly big housing projects located in Vienna. He is also Board Member of the Austrian Organisation „Die Baukoordinatoren“ since 2000.

Georges Lobsiger

Georges Lobsiger

Auditor

Georges Lobsiger is an occupational safety and health protection expert. He has extensive, long-standing and international experience in construction site safety as well as in the energy, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. As an instructor for occupational safety specialists, he is recognised by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.