28 October 2015
SCI's Environment, Health and Safety Group in partnership with the BOHS London, South and South East Region
SCI HQ. London
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Dr Colin Purnell is a chartered chemist, a chartered safety and health practitioner and a chartered occupational hygienist who has spent the past 39 years working in occupational health and safety environment management firstly as a research chemist with the Health and Safety Executive, then as a Senior Lecturer at the University of London since 1990, a director of two consultancy companies and most recently Managing Director of Cogent Risk Management Ltd. Colin provides expert witness services on occupational injury including dermatitis cases.
Colin will set the scene on chemical dermatitis provide an insight into the causes and incidence of chemical dermatitis, the consequences for employees and employers, the regulatory requirements including risk assessment and discuss the principles of prevention and control of skin exposure to chemicals.
Chris Packham is a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, a member of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis, the British Cutaneous Allergy Society and a member of BOHS who has spent the past 36 years involved in developing methods for the prevention of damage to health due to workplace skin exposure. Chris has contributed to several books on occupational skin management and is a recognised expert on skin related hazards. A considerable amount of his work is investigating and showing how to manage occupational skin problems. Chris is a partner in EnviroDerm Services - a specialised consultancy providing advice on the prevention of damage to health due to workplace skin exposure.