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Occupational Hygienists and Workplace Risks
November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Topic: Occupational Hygienists and Workplace Risks
Speakers: Phil Roberts,
HSE Specialist Inspector, Occupational Hygiene and NW Regional Organiser, BOHS
Andrea Wheale, HM Specialist Inspector of Railways, Occupational Hygiene, Office of Rail and Road and NW Regional Organiser, BOHS
About the session
Phil and Andrea will discuss how occupational hygienists can help employers and managers understand ‘hidden’ workplace health risks and the important role played by routine good hygiene practices. They will also focus on ways of motivating workers and managers to follow good hygiene practices as a way of helping to prevent serious work-related illnesses such as cancer, asthma, skin diseases and deafness.
Phil is a chartered member of BOHS and has been a HSE specialist inspector for over 10 years, including work in the offshore sector. Phil has a degree in Chemistry and prior to joining HSE worked in the chemical industry as an industrial process chemist.
Within HSE Phil is the topic lead for RPE and assisted in the development of the face fit testing guidance document INDG 479. Phil has authored numerous expert witness reports and is regularly involved in HSE enforcement and prosecution activities in relation to ill health caused by work activities.
Andrea has recently joined the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) taking on the role as ORRs only Specialist Inspector – Occupational Hygiene, after being an HSE Specialist Inspector – Occupational Hygiene for over 16 years (total of 23 years at HSE!). Andrea has a degree in Environmental Science and is a chartered member of BOHS.
Andrea was HSEs topic leader for COSHH Essentials. She was responsible for ensuring the control approaches outlined were best practice.
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