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Keeping up with research in health, hygiene, safety and fire

October 2008

Around the world there are specific conferences / seminars being held on research in health, hygiene, safety and fire. These conferences keep managers, directors and trainers up-to-date, so it is very good to stop everyday activities for a short while and take time to understand what is happening and take a long view. Research activities often alter legislation and certainly affect guidance and advice.

The following are good examples, for more events see

'The Science Behind the Hygiene': BOHS Autumn Scientific Meeting 2008, Wednesday, 12 November Plus FREE professional development session, Tuesday, 11 November 2008 Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL), Buxton

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), in conjunction with the Dutch Occupational Hygiene Society (NVvA) and the Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland, is holding its 2008 Autumn Scientific Meeting with a theme of 'The Science Behind The Hygiene'.

The varied, full-day programme will cover key occupational hygiene issues within three broad themes of using evidence, physical agents, and recognition and control of exposures, with speakers from the UK and the Netherlands representing industry, consultancies, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL). The cost is just £60 for BOHS, NVvA and OHSA members, and only £80 for non-members. On-line booking is now open via the BOHS Event Calendar, where the full programme is also available. As there will be a maximum of 80 places, early booking is recommended.

Those registering for the varied programme on Wednesday 12th November have the opportunity to attend one of three complementary professional development sessions on the Tuesday afternoon - on exposure modelling, noise and vibration measurement or nanoparticles. A tour of HSL will also be available.

Contact: Anthea Page, Communications Manager, BOHS, 5/6 Melbourne Court, Millennium Way, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8LZ, UK | Tel: +44 (0) 1332 250701 | Email: |

Fire related Research and Developments (RE08) to be held on Wednesday, 12 November - Thursday, 13 November 2008

The thirteenth annual conference on fire-related research and developments at the Fire Service College (RE08). This annual event brings together delegates from a range of backgrounds including brigades, senior policy-makers, universities, consultancies and international organisations interested in fire-related research and best practice.

Benefits of attending these events include the opportunity to:

Conference themes this year include:

Please send completed booking forms to: Mrs Rachel Jones, The Events Department, The Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0RH, UK | Tel: +44 (0)1608 812166 | Fax: +44 (0)1608 651839 | E-mail: |

Research to Practice (r2p)

And if you want to see how the results of research are moved into practice see Research to Practice (r2p) which is a new US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) initiative focused on the transfer and translation of research findings, technologies, and information into highly effective prevention practices and products which are adopted in the workplace.

The goal of r2p is to reduce illness and injury by increasing workplace use of effective NIOSH and NIOSH-funded research findings.

In order to achieve this, NIOSH is continuing to work with partners to focus research on ways to develop effective products, translate research findings into practice, target dissemination efforts, and evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of these efforts in improving worker health and safety.

How is r2p accomplished? (PDF only; 181KB; 1 page)