McAvoy Sponsor NI Safety Group Meeting

Ni Safety Group

The McAvoy Group was delighted to sponsor the latest Northern Ireland Safety Group monthly meeting, titled ‘Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease.’

The free seminar, organised by Northern Ireland Safety Group and the British Occupational Hygiene Society, took place on 21st (Antrim) and 22nd August (Craigavon), and was essential for those responsible for managing workplace health risks.

Occupational lung disease can occur in most industry sectors and is caused by a wide range of agents, from biological organisms through to dusts, fumes and vapours.

Topics covered at the meetings included;

  • Background and stats on occupational lung disease and why you should do something about it
  • Identifying your hazards
  • Understanding and assessing risk
  • Controlling your risk
  • Practical face fit demonstration
  • 2 interactive case studies
  • Sources of help and guidance/Q & A/Networking

Speakers at the event included Susan Spence from HSENI, Mike Slater, Occupational Hygienist and former President of the British Occupational Hygiene Society, and Kevin Williams, Respiratory Services Manager at ARCO.

Both seminar days were very well attended.