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Special Interest Group – Drugs and Alcohol

Special Interest Group – Drugs and Alcohol

In light of the increase in private prescriptions for medicinal cannabis and claims about CBD, the Society of Occupational Medicine has scheduled a virtual session to look at the issues seen in the workplace.  The event is on 10 October 2022 at 14.00 and delegates...

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Medical cannabis and road safety

Medical cannabis and road safety

Following the legalising of cannabis-based products for medical reasons in 2018, this research report examines: the prescribing landscape and profile of medicinal cannabis users (for example, the extent to which prescriptions are issued to drivers) the impact medical...

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World Accreditation Day, 09 June 2021

World Accreditation Day, 09 June 2021

June 9th 2021 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2021), a global initiative established by ILAC and IAF to promote the value of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on the use of accreditation in supporting the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable...

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2021

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April 2021

Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises - Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Safety and Health Systems The COVID-19 pandemic has led governments, employers, workers and the general population to face unprecedented challenges in relation to the virus and the many...

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MSc Workplace Health and Wellbeing

MSc Workplace Health and Wellbeing

Like many people I will be delivering my guest lecture to the MSc Workplace Health and Wellbeing students by MS Teams.  Many thanks to Professor Amanda Griffiths for the invitation. The module is ‘contemporary issues in workplace health’ and there is nothing more...

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Transition Deadline Extended

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Transition Deadline Extended

The deadline for completion was set as 30 November 2020, with accreditation to the previous (2005) version no longer being valid beyond that date. The current COVID-19 outbreak led to global restrictions on travel and social contact that has had a significant impact...

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