Ensuring good health is not just the responsibility of occupational health,
but should be everyone’s concern, and body mapping is an effective way of
involving people in this process, was the message from Cynthia Atwell to
Atwell said body mapping is an effective way of gathering information about
health problems, such as illness, aches and pains and injuries. It does not
require sophisticated materials, she explained, but is a practical and
straightforward approach to improving knowledge.
She described how the process was first developed and used by Canadian trade
unions, and explained that the TUC has been given funding by the Health and
Safety Executive to develop the practice in this country. "It is
everyone’s responsibility to help secure health and we have got to get more
people involved," she said.