• Welcome to OH2018
  • OH2018 takes place from 16 - 19 April 2018 in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
  • PDC's will be running on Monday 16 April 2018
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Erik Hendricus Anna Maria van Deurssen was born on October 25th 1987 in Sittard, The Netherlands. After he graduated as a Bachelor of Sciences in 2008, he started studying at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. After he graduated as a master of Sciences with a specialisation in Biology of Human Performance and Health and Physical Activity and Sport Interventions in 2010, he started his PhD-project, a collaboration between the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), under supervision of prof. dr. ir. D. Heederik in 2010. His PhD research focused on occupational respirable silica exposure in the construction industry. He was mainly responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a multidimensional intervention programme. He obtained his Phd Degree from Utrecht University in 2015. Currently, he is working as occupational hygienist at RPS analyse bv in Breda, The Netherlands.

Chris Woods has had over fifteen years of experience in helping organisations engage with their workforce differently across multiple industries including Oil & Gas, Construction, Utilities, Nuclear and Capital Projects. Specialising in performance improvement, Chris has travelled the world working with numerous international organisations to help enhance their businesses. As a Clinical Hypnotherapist Chris has a different approach to most within his field. Light hearted, fun and entertaining are just some of the words that have been used to describe Chris’ approach.

During his career, Chris has helped leaders understand culture, their role within building a positive culture and in what ways this can be sustained. Chris and the team at Karrdale understand that every business is different and work in partnership with their clients to develop bespoke and tailored training sessions which are designed to be as relevant to that organisation as possible. For further information please visit



Martin is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH).  He is based in Salford and is responsible for Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality matters within Morgan Sindall – Construction and Infrastructure.  Martin is a member of the Senior Management Board.  Martin previously held senior roles providing leadership in the development of Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality management systems and staff across the UK and internationally (Hong Kong) on activities including; building, civil engineering, piling, tunnelling, pre-cast works and utilities.