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  • 11 October 2018
    East Midlands

    Venue: The Belfry Hotel, Nottingham

    An annual symposium consisting of clinical updates and talks relevant to occupational health. This will be useful to all occupational health professionals and GPs with an interest.

    Topics covered include an update from the HSE, gambling in the workplace and the impact of drugs on fitness to drive.

    5.5 CPD points have been approved by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    For further details and booking click here.

  • 20 November 2018
    Yorkshire

    Regular and frequent exposure to hand-arm vibration can lead to two forms of permanent ill health; hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).  The health changes include reduced sensory perception, muscle weakness and numbness of the fingers; caused by damage to blood vessels, nerves and joints.  In some individuals, symptoms may appear after only a few months of exposure, in others symptoms may not appear for many years. If exposure to vibration is not removed the symptoms are likely to get worse and may become permanent, severely affecting both an individual’s job and social life.

    This course will briefly outline the health implications of exposure to hand arm vibration and the legal requirements of employers to assess the risks.

    The presentation will then focus on the elements of a vibration risk management programme and the monitoring of an effective control programme.

    For more information please click here.

    Special rate for SOM members. Please login to your SOM account and visit the Benefits and insurance page to access the promotional code.

  • 04 December 2018
    Yorkshire

    Stress has been recognised by the HSE and many others as one of the biggest single causes of work-related sickness absence.  Its causes are multiple and, although non-work activities are undoubtedly important, there is a widespread belief that work factors can make a major contribution in some instances.

    This course will briefly outline what we understand by stress; what factors at work (and outside) can contribute to it; and what the potential consequences are for the individual or an employer. 

    The presentation will then focus upon what is considered to be an appropriate course of action for employers, with primary prevention (prevention at source) coupled with both secondary and tertiary measures.  This will reflect what is currently recognised as best practice.

    For more information please click here.

    Special rate for SOM members. Please login to your SOM account and visit the Benefits and insurance page to access the promotional code.

  • 31 December 2018
    London

    Venues and dates available throughout 2018.

    Workplace drug and alcohol issues are becoming an increasing demand on Occupational Health Teams. 

    Within health and safety it is best practise for every company to have a Drug and Alcohol Policy however they vary considerably between industry and organisations. Procedures associated with the policy need to be practical and balanced in approach, enabling implementation and compliance.

    Delegates will see from the programme that Helen Vangikar has developed four courses to equip Occupational Health Teams with knowledge to confidently tackle issues raised, ranging from policy content, is testing appropriate?, collections and report interpretation and quality standards.

    These courses are suitable for healthcare professionals and allied professionals such as health & safety and human resources.

    CPD Attendance Certificates will be issued to delegates.

    Courses 2 and 3 have CPD accreditation from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

    For more information click here.

    To book please email: helen@helenvangikar.com.

  • 22 January 2019
    Yorkshire

    Asbestos has been used for decades as an inexpensive industrial material with properties such as high tensile strength, heat resistance, incombustibility and chemical resistance to chemical attack. It has been recognised for more than 50 years that exposure to asbestos can cause serious diseases including cancer and asbestosis.

    Attendees will understand the health hazards of exposure to asbestos, how exposure can occur and how these risks can be managed. With asbestos awareness provided, attendees will be equipped with the basic knowledge and considerations for safe planning of work.

    For more information please click here.

    Special rate for SOM members. Please login to your SOM account and visit the Benefits and insurance page to access the promotional code.

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