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H2. Occupational Health Standards
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 23 April, 2014
Are your OHS accredited to the new standards for occupational health services (SEQOHS)?
(a) If yes, when was accrediation achieved?
(b) If not, when will accreditation be achieved? Please indicate when in-house accreditation will be achieved AND when External provider / contractor accreditation will be achieved
As per our delivery plan, an existing Occupational Health Service (OHS) is run in house by Queen Mary University and is formally accredited. The Service is available to every member of staff at Queen Mary University, including the CASH team. Occupational Health (OH) forms part of the overall health and safety management system, focusing on the management of work related health risks. This can include the prevention of work/study related ill health, facilitating rehabilitation after illness and injury, and promoting physical and mental well being.
Occupational Health provides advice to all levels of the College and works closely with Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) and Human Resources. OH also provides a service to applicants and students where the nature of their course of study can pose a risk to the health of the individual and possibly, to members of the public. This includes students on courses at the SMD. OH consists of a small team of highly trained specialists, including: Occupational Health Advisers who are trained nurses with a special qualification or experience in Occupational Health; a part-time Consultant Occupational Health Physician; Reception/Administrative staff. The team is managed by a Registered Specialist Occupational Health Nurse.
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