Members meeting on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 at 1:30pm. This meeting will feature guest speaker Nigel Heaton, Human Applications, who will be discussing the topic "Ergonomics in the Changing Office".

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Guest Speaker - Nigel Heaton

Nigel Heaton is a Director of Human Applications, a risk management company. He is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Health and a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. He acts as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases relating to alleged failures, for defendants, claimants and as a court appointed expert. He has provided practical advice on office ergonomics to wide range of companies both in the UK and worldwide.

Offices are generally perceived as low risk environments. There are few obvious significant risks. However, since 1 January 1993 there have been Regulations aimed specifically at risks that office workers are exposed to. Major improvements to equipment, knowledge and risk management have contributed to a fall in the most common form of injuries to office workers (musculoskeletal disorders – MSDs). We know that work has changed in the last 20 years. Open plan offices, shared workstation and peripatetic workers have all changed the nature of office work. This talk will explore how organisations can put in place simple but effective risk management systems, thoughts about the management of MSDs and observations about the behaviours of office workers.

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  1. Apologies
  2. Approval of Previous Minutes
  3. Introduction of New Members
  4. Ergonomics in the Changing Office - Nigel Heaton, Human Applications
  5. Legislation Update
  6. Members Corner
  7. Any Other Business
  8. Next Meeting
    Members Meeting - ‘Manual Handling in the 21st Century’
    Tuesday, 8 July 2014 at 13:30pm
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Registration, Tea, Coffee and Networking from 1:30pm. Meeting starts at 2:00pm.


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Tapton Masonic Hall
Shore Lane, Sheffield,
South Yorkshire, S10 3BU

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