H&S expert McCann joins Reactec board

Janice McCannReactec, which provides devices to monitor and manage hand and arm vibration, has appointed health and safety expert Janice McCann to its board as a non-executive director.

Ms McCann, a senior safety, health, environment and quality professional, is a chartered fellow of IOSH and has more than 25 years’ senior management experience.

This includes the construction, FMCG, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and logistics sectors working with Mansell, Balfour Kilpatrick (both part of the Balfour Beatty Group) and Devro. She was most recently head of health & safety at Forth Ports Group, covering eight commercial ports across the UK.

Edinburgh-based Reactec is the UK market leader in its sector. Hand and arm vibration is one of the most common industrial diseases in the UK.

Roger Adcock, chairman at Reactec, said: “We are thrilled to have Janice join our Board. She brings with her a strong track record as an influential leader in the continual improvement in health & safety standards in large businesses. Janice’s experience will be invaluable as Reactec continues the development of monitoring devices and management software to prevent this incurable, but preventable, HAVs condition.”

Ms McCann said: “I am excited to be joining the Board of Reactec. I am a strong believer in the important role that health & safety plays in all industries.

“HAVs is a serious issue which cannot be cured, but it can be prevented through good practice. In my previous roles, I have seen Reactec’s devices and system used successfully and I have been impressed with the results.

“The industry needs to understand the issue and the responsibility employers have to ensure that their tool users are individually monitored. I am looking forward to doing what I can to raise the profile of this issue.”

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