Next meeting - SOHSA Conference 2015 - The #SilentH
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 10:00:00 BST
Topic: Association News


Our next meeting is on Tuesday 13 October 2015, starting at 9:00 am. The meeting will focus on the topic, ‘SOHSA Conference 2015 - The #SilentH’.

See the Event Webpage for full details, programme, booking details and papers for this event.

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Introduction

The SOHSA Conference 2015, to be held on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 at 9:00am, will tackle the health aspect of health and safety that is often given less attention that the more obvious, and immediate, effects of other safety concerns. 

For years health and safety practitioners, regulators and organisations have concentrated on the safety aspect of health and safety. This should definitely not be rebuked – as now, following the forty year anniversary of the implementation of the health and safety at work act in 1974, significant achievements have been made in the reduction of injuries and deaths due to work activities – including a 85% reduction in fatalities and 77% reduction in non-fatal injuries.

However, less has been achieved in regard to occupational health – with figures suggesting up to a 85% increase in ill-health and only a 45% reduction is musculoskeletal disorders.

Facing substantial rises in mental ill-health diagnoses – with increasing rates of depression, anxiety and stress all on the rise - and a host of other ill-health issues, perhaps it is now time that focus and attention is given to that silent ‘H’, that is occupational health.

To be held on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 at 9:00am, the conference is not to be missed - please ensure that you book your space early to ensure you do not miss out on this opportunity to hear from a range of expert speakers discussing a range of different occupational health topics including: noise, legionella, occupational exposure, asbestos, stress, mental health, ergonomics and skin.

#SilentH - SOHSA Conference 2015 - Postcard Flyer

Conference Sponsors

Arco<br/>Experts in Safety MHFA England      

Programme

From 08:00
- Registration, Tea, Coffee and Networking -
09:00
Introduction to the Day
Ben Tranmer
SOHSA Chairperson
09:05
Keynote Address
Tracey Boyle
President Elect British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection
09:15
Noise
Alan McArthur
3M Personal Safety Division
10:00
Legionella

Dr William Thomas
ISHEM Limited

10:45
- Tea and Coffee Break -
11:15
Ergonomics
Debbie Pettit
Posturite
12:00
Stress and Mental Health
Andy Flockton
Mental Health First Aid England
12:45
- Buffet Lunch, Exhibition and Networking -
13:30
Occupational Exposure
Damien Eaves
British Occupational Hygeine Society (BOHS)
14:15
Skin
Tracey Black
DEB Limited
15:00
Asbestos
Bob Bridge
UK Asbestos Training Ltd
15:45
Closing Address
Ben Tranmer
SOHSA Chairperson
16:00
Close

 

See the Event Webpage for full details, programme, booking details and papers for this event.









This article comes from Sheffield Occupational Health and Safety Association (SOHSA)
http://www.sohsa.org.uk

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