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Occupational diseases – the role of IIAC

The work of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council


Dr Andrew White, explains the work of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and its relevance in modern occupational health.

Helping people experiencing disablement due to workplace accidents and work-related disease is the essence of the work of an occupational health (OH) practitioner. The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is important nationally in this regard through its statutory role advising government on the non-contributory no-fault Industrial Injuries s Disablement Benefit (IIDB) scheme. Of particular interest for OH practitioners is the work of the council in prescribing diseases to be covered by the scheme, and …


Dr Andrew J White is director of risk and assurance at the Pirbright Institute and a council member of the IIAC



Author: White AJ


Occupational Health at Work December/January 2016/2017 (vol. 13/4) pp28–31

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