Occupational health advice directory

This directory provides a quick way of accessing advice on a range of occupational health topics.

Advice directory
Advice / documentSummary
Blood borne viruses Blood borne viruses are carried in human blood, tissue and secretions.
Complaints procedure  -
Dermatitis and skin care This information is provided for employees who may come into contact with substances that are potentially harmful to the skin.
Display screen equipment and workstation set-up (PDF, 145 kB) This guidance document will provide you with the necessary information to correctly set up your workstation.
Drugs and alcohol (PDF, 130 kB) Statement on the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol.
Hepatitis B Blood borne viruses are carried in human blood, tissue and secretions.
Hepatitis C Blood borne viruses are carried in human blood, tissue and secretions.
Human Immuno-deficiency Virus- HIV Blood borne viruses are carried in human blood, tissue and secretions.
Infectious diseases The University Infectious Diseases Control Committee has produced advice for staff and students regarding infectious diseases, including avian and swine influenza which will be updated as required.
Legionnaires’ disease Information about Legionnaires’ disease and travelling abroad.
Malaria If you are travelling to certain countries you may need to protect yourself against malaria and we can advise on appropriate treatment as well as on mosquito bite avoidance.
Manual handling -
Musculo-skeletal Disorders (MSD) and back pain -
Needlestick injury In the event of a needlestick injury or contamination incident involving human blood or other body fluids immediate action should be taken.
Night shifts Tips for staying healthy whilst working on night shifts.
Noise Information regarding the risk from noise at work.
Physiotherapy support -
Portable display screen equipment - laptops -
Skin care when working outdoors and exposed to the sun Recommendations for staff when the job involves working outdoors.
Stress management -
Tuberculosis Information about tuberculosis, its causes and treatment.
Vibration at work -
Zika virus Zika virus facts, travel advice and links to other resources to assist with risk assessment