In the year 2010 - 2011 the HSE estimated that 1.2 million people
in the UK were suffering from work-related illnesses.
In the same period 175 workers were killed in their workplaces
and over 200,000 injuries resulting in three or more days
of work. The HSE estimate that 26.4 million working days were
lost and that workplace illness and injury cost the UK economy
£14 billion in the year 2009 - 2010.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated
that internationally there were over 300,000 work related fatal accidents and
over 2 million fatal cases of work related disease in 2008.
A recent survey carried out by The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
found that 86% of those surveyed (n=36,000) felt that to be economically competitive
workplaces needed to follow good health and safety practices.
Much of the human suffering and finacial loss caused by occupational illness
and injury can be avoided by recognising the hazards that exist in the workplace
and implementing simple control measures to reduce the risk from those hazards.
With his wealth of experience as teacher, university lecturer, researcher
and independant consultant,
Terry McDonald can help you meet the challenge
of controlling risk from the hazards in your workplaces.
Occupational Safety - Ergonomics - Occupational Hygiene
Helping you make your workplace healthy and safe
Need Occupational / Industrial Hygiene Training Materials?
is a source of free training materials covering a wide range of subjects from health effects of
hazardous substances to assessment and control of the thermal environment. The course materials include:
- Student manuals
- Powerpoint lectures
- Practical exercises
- Student study questions
You can apply to become an Approved Training Provider (ATP). As an ATP you can:
- Be listed on the OHlearning website as an Approved Training Provider
- Advertise your courses for free on the OHlearning website
- Use the OHlearning, IOHA and other approved logos on any OHlearning course you run
- Access the OHTA examination and assessment scheme that allows candidates to work towards
internationally recognised occupational hygiene qualifications
The ATP Terms and Conditions and how to apply to become an ATP can be found at
Posted on 15th August, 2012