Occupational Health & Hygiene – Managing HAVS, Musculoskeletal Disorders & Health Leadership

Occupational Health & Hygiene – Managing HAVS, Musculoskeletal Disorders & Health Leadership
  • Thu 21 Feb 2019 2:15 PM -
    Thu 21 Feb 2019 4:00 PM

  • The Riverside Centre,
    Riverside Road,
    Pride Park,
    United Kingdom

    DE24 8HY

  • Branch meeting

    East Midlands Branch

  • This event is free to attend


Please book to inform us of your intention to join us at this free event by emailing derbyshire-eastmidlands@ioshnetworks.co.uk  

This afternoon event will cover many topics that are associated with managing occupational health & hygiene. We will start of the session with a presentation on mental health first aid, where Sharon Duffy who will be accompanied with her dog Marley. Sharon will briefly talk about herself and why she became a mental health first aider. She will touch on mental health issues in the workplace, stress and how she thought it would be a good ice-breaker introducing Marley in to her sessions. Sharon would like attendee’s opinion on the concept of using Marley as a tool to encourage people to talk during mental first aid sessions.

This will then be followed by various speakers who will give presentations on topics such as managing of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) (Dr Wendy Jones), musculoskeletal disorders which can cause problems to people in many different occupations including office workers (Russel Fife). There will also be a presentation on why good occupational & health leadership is so vital so to maintain employee’s health at work (Clare Forshaw).


  • Sharron Duffy with Marley – Mental Health First Aid
  • Dr Wendy Jones – Loughborough University.
  • Clare Forshaw – Partner Occupational Hygiene at Park Health & Safety Partnership.
  • Russel Fife – Charted Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist.

What's in it for you?

The meeting is an opportunity to either learn or update skills and knowledge. Attendance at the meeting may contribute towards a Members CPD programme. Our meetings are informal and provide those attending the opportunity to meet fellow members to discuss a variety of safety related issues.

Who should attend

The meeting open to IOSH Members but non-members are more than welcome to attend.

What you need to know

Please notify the Programme Coordinator by e-mail of your intention to attend so that catering can be arranged, so don’t delay book your place today by emailing: derbyshire-eastmidlands@ioshnetworks.co.uk

Refreshments & buffet available from 12:15.

Branch Education Advisor will be available for CPD /IPD support during the afternoon break at around 14:35.

We look forward to meeting you on the day.


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