ACPOHE Study Day 2020 Update
We hope that everyone is coping through these challenging times. Originally we were due to run a Study Day towards the end of the year in Cardiff. However, in light of the uncertainty around public gatherings and considering everyone's safety, the ACPOHE Committee have decided to cancel this.
In its place, the committee are working hard to set up a series of webinars that, we hope, will continue to meet the needs of our membership. It will, unfortunately, mean that the socialising/networking element is less feasible, but we hope to find an alternative in due course.
Thank you for your time and understanding.
Start PACE setting today – and help identify Covid-19 rehab needs
Dear ACPOHE Members,
Please could we encourage you to support the following audit. While our membership may not directly deliver community rehabilitation, we believe that the voice of our membership should still be heard. Click HERE for more details.
ACPOHE Survey - COVID-19
We are working closely with the CSP during these challenging times to understand how we can support both our direct ACPOHE members, the wider CSP member ship as well as our patients.
Could we please ask that you complete this short survey so that we can continue to support you and also inform the issues that our membership are experiencing to the CSP. Survey Link.
The British Occupational Hygiene Society - Return to Work Guidance
The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has issued guidance to its members on how to ensure a safe and healthy environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide is open access and available here.
They have brought together experts from their membership to advise on how best to address the direct and indirect consequences of the pandemic.
ACPOHE Advice Document for Home Working During COVID-19
An advice sheet has been developed by ACPOHE to help its members to provide support to employees and employers following mandatory home working due to the COVID 19 crisis.
Guidance on dealing with coronavirus in a work setting
The Council For Work & Health have a great section on their website containing up-to-date authoritative guidance on dealing with coronavirus in a work setting. It is being updated regularly. Click here for link.
Occupational Health Measures in the Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 at the Workplace - Free Webinar
ACPOHE were invited to an international webinar yesterday titled Occupational Health Measures in the Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 at the Workplace – hosted by the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC).
Free access to the webinar slides and recording are avialble here. Click here to open full news article for links.
ACPOHE would advise that you liaise directly with the employer that you are engaging with to understand what their interpretation of the government guidelines of what “essential services” are within the context of their own operating system. While there could be an argument that OH Physiotherapy is not an essential service within the wider health care system, this may be prioritised based on the sector that you are working in such as blue light services and NHS trusts.
We are reviewing our current course schedule and will be contacting you directly to advise on the next steps if you are already booked onto any of our courses.
RULA - Rapid Upper Limb Assessment fully updated
The RULA, Rapid Upper Limb Assessment, by Osmond Ergonomics is a screening tool that assesses biomechanical and postural loading on the whole body with particular attention to the neck, trunk and upper limbs. It has recently been updated and is now available in an on-line format. Read more for the link!
Health and Wellbeing @ Work Conference 2020 a month away!