Occupational health and safety in transport workers: air, rail and road
Date(s) - 28/11/2019
Royal Society of Medicine
This meeting, jointly organised with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, will explore health and safety themes common to all three transport sectors; air, rail and road.
The meeting will bring together occupational health practitioners from each of these industries to share their advice and professional experiences to consider how lessons may be applied across all disciplines for occupational physicians assessing fitness to work.
Fitness to work and occupational health in the transport sector has long been a topic of government and public concern. This is mainly due to the risk of harm to the public, or fellow workers, should an incident occur. Because of the unique risks of safety-critical work, stringent frameworks for statutory regulations and industry-specific health guidelines and regulations have been developed.
The meeting will be beneficial to all occupational physicians and other clinicians working in these industries.
We will split the day into two themes. In the morning, we will be exploring mental health and substance misuse. In the afternoon, we will be covering medical case risk management. There will be plenty of opportunities for panel and audience discussions and debate.