Shea Occupational Health Ltd is comprised of three Directors:

  • Karen Shea
    Karen Shea
    Managing Director
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  • Rachel Whewell
    Rachel Whewell
    Dip HE (OH)
    Director
  • Michael Shea
    Michael Shea
    BA (Hons)
    Director

Karen Shea

MSc RN OHN Dip CMIOSH
Specialist practitioner Occupational Health and Safety

I have worked in the Occupational Health and Safety arena for the last 30 years. These years have given me a great deal of experience, in areas of risk management, health surveillance, sickness absence and rehabilitation, training and all aspects of health and safety.

It is this experience that I would like to utilize to aid your companies.
Initially completing my Registered General Nurse training in 1986, I worked as a theatre scrub nurse for a few years before moving on to work for Slough Occupational Health service (that developed the UK first Group Occupational Health service)

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In 1996 I completed the Royal College of Nursing Diploma in Occupational Health; at this time I also undertook and gained an ENB research certificate. I have the status of a specialist practitioner in Occupational Health

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Having completed many Occupational Health and Safety related courses, including

  • Phlebotomy course
  • Vital Graph Spirometry Workshops Vitalograph
  • SJK Scientifics Audiometry in Industry course
  • SJK Scientifics Industrial noise monitoring Link SJK
  • London South Bank University (LSBU) Industrial dust monitoring

Many aspects of my role in Occupational Health and Safety involved imparting knowledge on a formal or individual basis, to enhance my ability I undertook and completed a City and Guilds adult teaching course.

London South Bank University logoIt was then time for a greater challenge so I undertook a master’s degree in health and safety at London South Bank University and graduated in 2003.

Institute of Occupational Health and Safety logoThis gave me membership of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety.

Faculty of Occupational MedicineIn 2007 I completed successfully the Health and Safety Executives Hand Arm Vibration assessment course and passed the Faculty of Occupational Medicine examination.

Buxton Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)In 2014 I undertook an update course at Buxton Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL).

In 2008 I was admitted as a chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety.

In addition I act as a nurse mentor for students on the Occupational Health course at Brunel and Southbank universities, and occasionally teach on these courses also.

Association Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners logoI am also a mentor for Association Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners for newly qualified Occupational Health nurses.