Occupational Health & Hygiene

Occupational Health & Hygiene

Sessional Occupational H&S Preventative Support Services, using experienced consultants in the following areas: 

i) Occupational. Health (prevention; risk assessment advice; work specific vaccinations, audiograms, spirometry, allergy tests and blood tests); - 8 week cycle excluding summer recess.

ii) Occupational Hygiene (Haz. Substance Risk Assessment advice, Control of Exposure to Noise and Hazardous Substances, Work Environment), - 3 to 4 visits per annum risk related).

Occupational Health - Ergonomics

The UCC approach is to staff VDu workstation ergonomics is for staff to be encouraged to firstly work through workstation e-learning training package on line and set up/adjust their VDSE work station correctly as they work through this. (20 mins on line that may be book marked).

To access the UCC e-learning package register and log in please use the quick access portal above that preceding this section.


For injuries/ ill health that arises outside of UCC and persons with pre-existing medical conditions. HR separately engages the Occupational Health Physician to deal with employee work accommodations. This would include assessments due to medical conditions or motor injuries or whiplash that arise outside of UCC.  (In any case staff would be encouraged to set up their workstation first in accordance with the e-training as above)

All UCC staff are generally provided with a good adjustable and supportive ergonomics vdu chair already. So as staff members should have one of these already and once their chair and desk is set up per the training programme.the only other aide to a person with pre-existing back conditions may be a chair model with a higher back/ upper shoulders model.

Padraig Lynch Admin Office General Services has some higher back support options for VDU chairs but they are expensive. Local dept. budgets of the staff member requesting would have to pay for any upgrade over the standard issue. A letter from a physiotherapist would also be needed

Health & Safety Office

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5 Carrigside, College Road, Cork