Links between ill health and work examined

Occupational health issues will come under the spotlight at a seminar
organised by IOSH’s South Downs Branch this month.

‘Is work making you sick?’ is the title of the event that takes place on 19
May at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley, Sussex, and will analyse links between ill
health and the workplace. Hot OH topics such as stress, musculoskeletal
disorders, occupational asthma, occupational skin diseases, and noise and
vibration, will all be considered during the seminar.

The importance of each of these issues has been highlighted recently, with
the aim now not only to prevent accidents in the workplace, but also to avoid
ill health associated with work activities. This is why improving ill health
has become such a key objective for the HSC under its Revitalising strategy.

Some of the leading speakers at the event include: Mark Holt-Rogers, senior
consultant and product development director from the Business Health Group;
consultant ergonomist John Ridd; Dr Paul Cullinan, consultant physician at the
Royal Brompton Hospital; Mark Hudson-Peacock, consultant dermatologist at Kent
and Canterbury Hospital; and Dr Mark Lower, from the Institute of Sound and
Vibration Research at Southampton University.

The seminar, which runs from 9.30am until 4.20pm, is for all those who need
to keep abreast of the ever-changing face of health and safety, and will be of
particular value to health and safety professionals and OH professionals of all
levels.

Bookings, which must be made by 12 May, cost £85 + VAT for IOSH members and
£95 + VAT for non-members. The fee includes lunch and refreshments. To book, or
for further information, please contact the IOSH PR department on 0116 257 3195
or e-mail claire.palmer@iosh.co.uk

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