COSHH - Controi of Substaces Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (amended)
DSE - Display Screen Equipment (more commonly known as computer workstations or visual display screens)
DVLA - Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency
Health Screening - Non statutory health checks carried out in order to ascertain the presence, or not, of asymptomatic underlying ill health or disease e.g. checks for diabetes, high cholesterol levels or Body Mass Index calculations.
Health Surveillance - A statutory i.e. legal requirement under health and safety legislation. There is a legal duty to carry out heathl surveillance where risk assessments have shown that there is a risk to health and where there is a staturory requirement to perform them - for example: hearing tests under the Control of Noise at Work Rgulations 2005, lung function and skin chekcs under COSHH, HAVS surveillance under hte Control of Vibration at Work REgulations 2005, to name a few.
OHA - Occupational Health Advisor - A Registered Nurse on parts 1 and 3 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register. This means that the OHA will have completed a post basic qualification in Occupational Health Nursing to Specialist Community Health Practitioner level - normally dgree standard.
OHSN - Occupational Health Screening Nurse - A Nurse on part 1 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register, without a post basic qualification in Occupational Health. They are able to undertake the majority of duties that a fully qualified OHA is able to, but they should have clinical supervision from an OHA.
OHTech - Occupational Health Technician - A person with no medical qualifications (a lay person) who has had specific training in the use of occupational health screening equipment and in the limited interpretation of the results obtained. They will require clinical supervision by an OHA. Their duties are limited to basic health sureviellance and health screening activities. They cannot undertake case management.
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment