Merrion Occupational Health - Dr. Dan Murphy

By: Merrion Occupational Health  05/12/2011
Keywords: Health And Safety, occupational health, Health Surveillance Systems

Health and Safety Systems

  1. Audit of existing safety and health management systems
  2. Assessment, Planning and Implementation, (Documentation, training), for safety and health management systems
  3. Advice on structure of First Aid services, including sourcing Recognised Occupational First Aid Instructors
  4. Ongoing management of existing safety and health management systems including annual update of Safety Statement
  5. Setting up Manual handling systems (always based, primarily, on avoiding direct manual handling where possible) as required by the Manual Handling of Loads section of the "General Applications" Regulations
  6. Assessment and setting up of hearing conservation programmes in noisy environments, including basic prevention, selection and training in the use of personal hearing protectors, arranging audiograms, assessment of audiograms and advice on Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  7. Assessment and implementation of computer workstation ergonomic systems
  8. Assessment and setting up of health surveillance systems to prevent Occupational Asthma (Questionnaires and Spirometry)
  9. Assessment and setting up of health surveillance systems to prevent Occupational Dermatitis
  10. Assessment and setting up of Health Surveillance systems for other workplace hazards (especially biological monitoring)
  11. Assessment, setting up and training for on site occupational health services using locally available health care professionals
  12. Assessment, initiation, consultation and facilitation for workplace health promotion systems

Managerial problem-solving

  1. Assessment and setting up of attendance monitoring systems
  2. Organisational Stress assessment and management report
  3. Assessment and setting up of early return to work programmes
  4. Assessment and setting up of drug and alcohol screening systems, involving a fully trained MRO (Medical Review Officer) as will shortly be required in Section 13 of the new Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, including follow up and rehabilitation (Substance abuse programmes)
  5. Assessment of systems and individual problems involving disability under the Employment Equality legislation
  6. Assessment of systems and individual problems coming under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Pregnant Employees) legislation

Individual clinical services

  1. Occupational disease investigation
  2. Medico legal assessment for injury and occupational disease
  3. Independent medical assessments of employees and report on fitness
  4. Advice on ill-health retirement
  5. Assessment and advice on recurrent and long-term stress related disorders
  6. Medical support to existing stress management systems including sourcing of, and support for, Employee Assistance Programmes or Organisational Psychology programmes
  7. Ongoing service of return to work medicals and workplace rehabilitation and re-adaptation
  8. Attendance at employers premises for health surveillance
  9. Biological Monitoring and interpretation of results (Urine or Blood tests for hazardous substances which may be absorbed by employees)
  10. Travel medicine and other immunization programmes

Education and Training

  1. One off Seminars addressing particular risks which have been detected and are causing fears and questions for the workforce ("risk communication" seminars)
  2. Training and lectures for management and employees (Occupational Health and Health Promotion including pre retirement)
  3. Advice seminars for management on any aspect of safety, health and welfare legislation.

Keywords: Health And Safety, Health Surveillance Systems, occupational health,

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