Electricity Industry Occupational Health Specialists Put Expertise Online

24 November 2008

Electricity Industry Occupational Health Specialists Put Expertise Online

A senior group of occupational physicians within the electricity industry have made their expert guidance papers available online for the first time.

The Occupational Health Advisory Group for the Electricity Industry (OHAG) is an independent body of senior occupational physicians. All of its members have a professional role to provide advice to individual companies across the whole of the electricity industry. They meet together three times a year to discuss matters of common interest and to promote good practice in occupational health across the industry.

The main route for doing this is by the preparation of guidance notes on topics of interest to the industry. The remit of OHAG and its guidance covers all aspect of the industry from generation, through transmission and distribution to retail and supply. For the first time OHAG has decided to make these papers more widely available by placing them online.

Recognising the papers importance to the electricity industry and the wider occupational health community, Energy Networks Association (ENA) in hosting these documents on their website.

Dr. Ron McCaig of OHAG said: “The guidance notes will be of interest to managers, employees and occupational health professionals within the industry and to other occupational health specialists. They cover a number of areas from night work and working in call centres to the burning of biomass in power generation. OHAG is delighted that with the help of ENA we are now able to make them available to the widest possible audience.”