Laboratory ergonomics forum will present effective risk reduction iESSENTIAL ergonomics information and guidance for organisations with laboratory environments will be presented at the Cardinus Risk Management Laboratory Ergonomics Forum on January 24.

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 for 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 1pm. 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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