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Thomas Ashton Institute

Occupational health reporting and surveillance event hosted by Thomas Ashton Institute

4 April 2018

The workshop brought together experts to explore opportunities for innovation in data collection, data analysis and data insights.

The Thomas Ashton Institute has brought together a range of experts in health surveillance, digital data collecting and data mining techniques for a workshop on 21st century occupational health reporting and surveillance.

Taking place on 28 March 2018, the event proved a great success for all involved. Attendees explored opportunities for innovations in data collection, data analysis and data insights that could provide the UK with a cost-effective, sustainable model to enable evidence-based policy decisions in the area of work and health.

The workshop is a prime example of the various activities being organised by the Thomas Ashton Institute, which is a collaborative partnership between The University of Manchester and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - Britain's independent regulator for health, safety and illness at work. The Institute aims, through its research, to understand failures within the workplace that lead to injury or ill health. Another recent example was a workshop hosted by the Institute in June that concerned safer structures and the identifying of opportunities to make a real difference through the research conducted by the Institute.

These events are key to helping the Institute realise its vision, which is to draw on the combined knowledge of The University of Manchester and the HSE to deliver research, learning and regulatory insights that widen the global conversation and lead to an improved working world.

If you are interested in the outcomes from the occupational health reporting and surveillance event but were unable to attend on the day - whether you're an academic, external industry contact or are simply interested in the topics discussed - you can read all about the outputs in the workshop report.

Download a PDF of the report to find out more about the event, the major talking points and the ideas put forward.

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