Where is my nearest community occupational health project?

These are the main projects:

Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service

Sheffield OH Advisory Service was the first of its kind in the UK. It provides information and advice for employed and unemployed people with work-related health problems. Advisers offer confidential advice sessions in GP practices across the city.

Contact: Sheffield Occupational Health Advisory Service, 4th Floor Furnival House, 48 Furnival Gate, Sheffield S1 4QP.
Tel: 0114 275 5760
Email: sohas@sohas.co.uk
Website: www.sohas.co.uk

Greater Manchester Hazards Centre

The centre provides:

  • casework advice;
  • training;
  • information and support to local workplace and community organisations;
  • telephone and drop-in advice, referral to specialist agencies and liaison with local union reps, as appropriate;
  • support groups including Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group, the Manchester Area Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Support and Action, the North West Safety Reps Network, and Families Against Corporate Killers (which provides support to safety reps in the region);
  • health and safety training and other services, including TUC and trade union courses; and
  • NW Safety Reps Network newsletters, and health and safety fact sheets.

Other work done by the centre includes: campaigning and awareness-raising; publicising evidence; lobbying; organising International Workers Memorial Day and running the 'We didn’t vote to die at work' campaign against government cuts to health and safety protection.

The centre also acts as the Hazards Campaign secretariat, organising the annual health and safety Hazards Conference.

Contact: Greater Manchester Hazards Centre, Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Manchester, M16 7WD.
Tel: 0161 636 7557
Email: mail@gmhazards.org.uk
Website: www.gmhazards.org.uk

Leeds Occupational Health Advisory Service

Key services include working directly with GP practices providing advice and support to patients. Occupational health advisors work in surgeries where they take patient referrals from GPs and other health professionals. These patients are provided with advice and support relating to their work-related ill health problems.

Contact: Leeds Occupational Health Advisory Service, 92 North Street, Leeds LS2 7PN.
Tel: 0113 345 3303
Email: info@leedsohas.org.uk
Website: www.leedsohas.org.uk

London Hazards Centre

The centre provides advice, information, training and other forms of practical support to Londoners concerned about protecting their health and safety at work. The telephone advice line (or drop-in) for casework includes first-stage legal and medical advice, and assistance in contacting other specialist agencies, your GP or a trade union. It also provides support to the Construction Safety Campaign, the Battersea Crane Disaster Action Group and asbestos support networks.

Contact: London Hazards Centre, London Hazards Centre, FinFuture Building, 225/227 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 2DA.
Tel: 020 7527 5107
Email: mail@lhc.org.uk
Website: www.lhc.org.uk

Bradford Workers Health Advice Team

Bradford Arts and Resource Centre, 17-21 Chapel Street, Bradford, BD1 5DT.
Tel: 01274 393949
Website: http://what-bradford.org.uk/
Email: contact@what-bradford.org.uk

Keighley Work Safe Project

The project provides occupational health and employment advice, support, training and advocacy for workers. It also provides occupational safety training to year 11 pupils and coordinates general safety events for year 6 pupils.

136 Malsis Road, Keighley BD21 1RF.
Tel: 01535 664462

Rotherham Occupational Health Advisory Service

Oak House, Moorhead Way, Bramley, Rotherham.
Tel: 01709 255837

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