HSL Exposure & Assessment Control eBulletin Oct '16

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Exposure Control Oct' 2016

Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions

Measurement of Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions

On Wednesday 28th Sept James Forder, of the Analytical Chemistry team presented at the London and South East regional meeting of BOHS on the topic of measurement of diesel engine exhaust emissions. The talk was well received by attendees and our colleagues Bob Daunton and Helen Beattie who organised the event. 


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New miniature respirable sampler

HSL develops new miniature respirable sampler  

Peter Stacey, from the Analytical Chemistry team, HSL, led a team of scientists in the development a miniature sampler to collect and measure particulate concentrations inside filtering face piece type masks.  The research has been recently published demonstrating the performance of the sampler and how safe it is to use. The miniature sampler uses the same fittings used for fit testing of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and could also be used for environmental sampling of ambient particulate.  This project was a collaborative exercise involving colleagues from the Exposure Assessment Branch at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the United States.


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Mike Clayton BSIF Award

Outstanding Contribution to Health & Safety

Mike Clayton, Team Lead for Personal Protective Equipment team, was recently honoured with the British Safety Industry Federation award for Outstanding Contribution to Health and Safety. This prestigious award highlights the impact that Mike's personal contribution has made in the field including his involvement with the various industry led stakeholders initiatives such as the Fit2Fit fit testing scheme.

Previous winners include John Cairns, Chairman of Safety Groups UK and Dr Bob Rajan, HSE and Past President of BOHS. The award was presented by Sarah McOnie, managing director of The McOnie Agency.

November / December Training Courses


Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Refresher 23 Nov 2016


LEV - Practical Management of Local Exhaust Ventilation Controls - BOHS Approved 8 Dec 2016


Occupational Medicine Seminar for HSE Appointed Doctors, Occupational Health Professionals and GPs 1 Nov 2016


RPE Essentials 1-2 Nov 2016


PPE Essentials 22-23 Nov 2016


RPE Fit Test – Introduction 3 Nov 2016