Laboratory Ergonomics Forum Will Present Effective Risk Reduction Initiatives

Top Quote ESSENTIAL ergonomics information and guidance for organisations with laboratory environments will be presented at the Cardinus Risk Management Laboratory Ergonomics Forum on January 24. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 06, 2012 - Industry Experts To Give Laboratory Health And Safety Advice At Cardinus Risk Management Event
    Explanations Of The Law And Practical Solutions Will Help All Organisations With Responsibility For Laboratory Work

    The event, to be held in central London, will look at the very specific issues affecting laboratories and those who work in them. Industry experts will talk about the legal aspects of laboratory ergonomics, best practice and success stories and the various ergonomic risk reduction measures companies can put in place.

    Speakers include Andy Nicholson, managing director of Axis Ergonomics, and Robert Brookes, health and safety advisor and ergonomics lead UK for research and development pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline.

    Jon Abbott, managing director - ergonomics and safety at Cardinus Risk Management, said, "Cardinus recognised the specialised nature of laboratory work when it launched the training programme Laboratory Ergonomic Plus. Now we're extending our support to organisations with laboratories through a dedicated forum.

    "I'm delighted that Andy and Robert will be speaking at the event. They both have a great deal of knowledge and experience in laboratory health and safety."

    Andrew Nicholson, BSc (Hons), MIEHF, CMIOSH is a principal consultant with more than 30 years' experience in the fields of ergonomics and occupational health and safety. Robert Brookes BSc (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM is a chartered safety advisor with specialist knowledge of research laboratory activities. Robert has experience of working within research facilities management and environment health and safety teams.

    The Cardinus Risk Management Laboratory Ergonomics Forum will be especially useful to organisations in the oil, gas and pharmaceutical industries, government departments, universities, charities and any company with laboratory environments and workers. Agenda items include:

    Identifying the issues
    Common law implications
    Good and bad practice
    Risk reduction measures
    Recognising problems
    Practical insights to implementing solutions
    Results and successes
    Case studies

    The free-to-attend half-day event will be on the morning of January 24, 2012 from 10am to 13.00pm. It will be held at 107 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 4AF. Cardinus expects demand for places to be high so if you would like to attend, please call 0207 469 0200.

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