Scotland Regional Meeting

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Date(s) - 15/04/2015
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sibbald Training


Scotland Regional 15.04.15 West Lothian

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Keep an Occupational Hygienist in Your Toolbox

Rupert Balfry and Helen Pearson from Viridis Safety will give a short introduction to occupational hygiene and how occupational hygiene can be employed to help you protect worker health.

What is Occupational Hygiene? What types of hazards do Occupational Hygienists assess?  When might you need an occupational hygienist?  All these questions and more will be answered.

Many activities in the construction and demolition industries can lead to worker exposure to hazards that will result in adverse health impacts in the short, medium and long term.  This presentation will look at some of these hazards, how they are assessed and how the health risks might be mitigated down to an acceptable level.

Wearing her British Occupational Hygiene Society’s Scottish Regional Organiser hat Helen will provide some brief information on the BOHS campaign “Breathe Freely” which is due to be launched shortly.

Helen Pearson – Helen is an experienced consultant occupational hygienist having started her career in consultancy in 2005.  Helen is a Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene (LFOH), an active member of BOHS and is now working towards a Master’s Degree in Occupational Hygiene.  Helen is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) and a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (FIIRSM).

Rupert Balfry – Rupert is an experienced consultant occupational hygienist having started his career in 1996 as an instructional design specialist in the construction, heavy manufacturing and oil and gas industries. Rupert is an Associate of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene (AFOH) and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH).

Viridis Safety

Both Helen and Rupert work for Viridis Safety, an independent occupational hygiene and safety consultancy based in West Lothian.  Viridis provides a wide range of occupational hygiene and safety services to organisations across the U.K.


2:00pm Introduction and Housekeeping (Stephen McCann)

2:10pm Sibbalds Training (Host, Brenda Nichol)

2:30pm Occupational Health (Viridis Safety)

3:15pm Comfort break – Coffee & Networking

3:30pm Legislation Update (Stephen McCann)

4:00pm Demolition Engineering – open topic discussion

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