Exploring the challenges and opportunities for addressing health and safety concerns for farmers with Prof Susan Brumby, Dr Cathy Bones and Dr Iain Nicolson #farmershealth #ANZSOM #ASM2018
Thank you to MLCOA for the wonderful Welcome Reception last night! This morning started off with a generous welcome by ANZSOM President Melinda Miller, followed by the keynote speaker Dr Allison Milner on the topic of mental health in the workplace.
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In a recently published article, the role can occupational health (OH) professionals in disaster risk reduction was discussed: "It can be argued that OH practice is key to all stages of a disaster, i.e. prevention, preparation, response and recovery as demonstrated by their role in assessing hazards and risks in workplaces and work practices as well as employees’ fitness for work. As a result, OH professionals are encouraged to engage with the implementation of these international processes pertaining to disaster risk reduction and management at local, national, regional and global levels."
Occupational health professionals hold a unique place in the world of medicine bringing understanding and clarity around the impact of a person’s health condition on their ability to do a job. We look at our patients not only from the perspective of their diagnoses and treatment, but how they function, what can they do and where are their limitations.
This comprehensive global assessment provides insights on the health impacts that could be avoided through healthier and safer workplaces. It is estimated that 2.1% of all deaths and 2.7% of the disease burden worldwide can be attributed to quantified occupational risks. These and the effects from many more unquantified risks are outlined.
ANZSOM provides many professional development opportunities through our local branch educational meetings. They are also great opportunities to network and link in with other professionals working in the field of occupational health. Here are some upcoming branch events:
President's message: Dia dhuit and fáilte to our July newsletter! Translated from Irish - hello and welcome to our July newsletter. I am still on a high from the fabulous ICOH Congress in Dublin, what a fantastic week it was! “A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland” was the slogan and it did not disappoint. Incredibly friendly and hospitable, Dublin was picture perfect including blue skies...
A key theme for this year's conference is occupational respiratory disease, with two clinically focused sessions during the conference and a special post-conference spirometry course provided by the Alfred Lung Health Promotion Centre.