As part of membership of the SOM, members are welcome to join a Special Interest Group (SIG). SIGs tackle some of the most pressing issues facing occupational and workplace health today. Here are some of the activities of SIGs:
- “Mental health in the workplace” events, with the British Psychological Society and advocacy to the General Medical Council about the mental health of doctors from the Mental Health SIG
- Agreement as to the scope of practice of Occupational Health Technicians and Career Path of OH Technicians from the OH Technicians SIG
- A report on HAVS best practice from the HAVS SIG
- Events on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) via the VR SIG. A presentation on Vocational Rehabilitation is available here.
SIGs give SOM members an opportunity to explore areas of interest that are not necessarily covered through their training, as well as agree best practice. They also enable members from across the UK, and globally, to network with other occupational health professionals working in their field and provide SOM with an invaluable source of expertise and support across our work.
SIGs are currently focusing on Musculoskeletal; Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome; Skin; OH Management; Mental Health; Travel Medicine; Disability Assessor; OH Technicians; Marketing; IT; Wellbeing and GP issues.
Further information about activity and outputs of the Groups are available on the Members Area of the SOM website.