Businesses in Herefordshire are being encouraged to think about the impact of employees’ health on their business continuity and success by attending an occupational health awareness day.
The event, which takes place at Hereford Town Hall on Thursday 15 October from 9am to 4pm, is aimed not just at safety and occupational health professionals but HR staff, general managers, safety reps and anyone who has an interest in protecting and supporting employees.
Herefordshire Health and Safety Group, in partnership with Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, have pulled together a range of topics ranging from action on workplace health hazards, supporting workers with special health needs or using the workplace as an arena for promoting health education and lifestyle change.
There will be presentations by national speakers in the morning, followed by a series of expert facilitated topic tables in the afternoon which delegates can circulate amongst to ask questions and share and compare experiences with others. There will also be stands and pop-up exhibitions staffed by occupational health and other providers.
The event is free for Herefordshire Health and Safety Group members, otherwise the cost is £10. Non-members can join the group on the day by paying the annual subscription of £30 which allows for multiple attendees’ for the one off cost as well as attendance at other seminars in the group’s annual programme.