Jerry Slann

Director of Occupational Hygiene Services , Institute of Occupational Medicine


Jerry Slann is an Authorising Engineer (Ventilation) for a number of NHS trusts and private hospitals, taking a pragmatic view and practical approach involved with reviewing designs, witnessing commissioning and leading a team of validation and verification specialists.

He joined The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in 2002 and is currently the Director of Occupational Hygiene Services and a member of the Board of Management. He is a founder member of the SVH society, a group of engineers involved in specialist ventilation in healthcare.

Jerry is a Chartered Engineer with a career of over 40 years in health and safety. He worked in the mining industry for 16 years achieving the position of statutory undermanager for one of the largest deep mines in the UK, gaining considerable experience in ventilation. He has been employed in occupational hygiene and healthcare ventilation for the last 26 years. He has also been involved with workplace airborne exposure monitoring of hazardous substances and Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) testing for the COSHH regulations.

In addition to the protection of patients’ health, Jerry is extremely interested in promoting the prevention of causes of ill health amongst workers in all industry sectors.

The Institute of Occupational Medicine is a registered charity maintaining its independent impartial position it is recognised as one of the leading providers of workplace health research and consultancy services with expertise that extends across a very wide range of scientific disciplines.



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