Anne presented at the first conference of the newly formed National School of Occupational Health on the 26th September 2014. There were over a hundred participants from various areas of occupational health (OH) practise.
The remit for the presentation was to inform participants of the role of occupational therapy in occupational health. As the overall theme of the study day was the Food Industry, Anne chose to focus her presentation on 8 years’ experience of providing occupational therapy (OT) within the Scotch Whisky Industry.
The introduction of the session presented facts and figures to the audience, including:
Hence why it is important that the industry continue to be productive, and that the skilled www.resume-for-you.com workers in this industry are kept healthy!
Anne introduced participants to the manufacturing process from malting to aging to bottling in order to illustrate the demands of various roles and how in some areas, traditional methods continue to be used, which can be very difficult to adapt or to accommodate for impaired functional ability.
Anne discussed the 3 main areas of occupational health in which occupational therapy provides services:
The feedback form the presentation was very positive with a number of OH colleagues voicing they did not realise what OT had to offer in OH; however, now they did!
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