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  • 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
  • Abstract submission will be open July 2017
  • Registration will be open in August 2017

To view the presentations from OH2016, click on links below.  If the presentation you want isn’t available we do not have authorisation to make them available publically.

Day One – Tuesday 26 April

Day Two – Wednesday 27 April
Day Three – Thursday 28 April

Tuesday 26 April 2016

Session 1 – Warner Lecture

Continuing Challenge of Occupational Lung Disease.  Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor, NHLI, Imperial College

Session 2 – Keynote Speaker

Occupational Contact Dermatitis. Dr Jason Williams Salford, Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Session 3a Workshop – Assessment of Dermal Exposure and Strategies for Reducing Dermal Exposure

Chris Packham
Helen Taylor
Kate Jones
John Cherrie

Session 3b – Oil & Gas

Shawcity MultiRAE Benzene (Product Showcase)
Manage Risk of Mercury Exposure in Offshore Oil & Gas Installations. Jakob Nærheim, Statoil
Towards a Holistic Approach for Managing Noise Exposure Risks in Statoil. Ellen Katrine Jensen, Statoil
A New IT System for Easy Overview of Working Environment Risk Status in an Oil & Gas Company. Ellen Katrine Jensen, Statoil
Inventory Mapping of Hazardous Materials for Decommissioning of Oil & Gas Installations. Kjell Arne Skålevik, Kværner Stord /Helge Osland, Repsol Norge
Solvent Transfer – Effectiveness of Selected Risk Management Measures (RMMs) on Airborne Solvent Exposure. Katharina Bluemlein, Fraunhofer ITEM

Session 3c – Nanotechnology

Regulatory and Safety Considerations for Nanomaterials. Hugh Roberts, Lisam Systems Ltd
Characterisation of High Aspect Nanomaterials to Support Hazard Assessment. Gillian Carse, IOM
Nanoscale Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics: Is Everything Beautiful? Jacob Persky, RHP Risk Management
What Goes Up Does Not Necessarily Come Down: Understanding the Risks Presented by Nanoplatelets in the Workplace. Gordon Fern, IOM
Elemental Carbon Measurement as a Method to Estimate Workplace Exposure to Airborne Nano-Carbon Materials. Sofia Billett, IOM

Session 4 – BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign

BOHS Breathe Freely Campaign. Mike Slater Diamond Environmental, BOHS Immediate Past President

Session 5a – Quantifying the Efficiency of Exposure Controls – Part 2

Shawcity DustTrack EDT (Product Showcase)
Continuation of Part 1 delivered at IOHA 2015. Alvin Woolley, Alvin Woolley Associates Ltd & Andy Gillies, Gillies Associates Ltd

Session 5b – Occupational Hygienist would like to meet…

Networking’s answer to IGNITE, this session is an opportunity to connect with others working on the same issues as you share your questions, knowledge, data and solutions and make connections that count. Amanda Parker, Ineos

Session 5c – Workplace Challenges 1

Investigation of the Composition of Metal Working Fluid Mists. Jodi Brookes, Sheffield Hallam University
Cross-Sectional Study in 24 Flemish Hospital Pharmacies Reveals Low Surface Contamination Rates for Two Widely Used Antineoplastic Agents. Tom Geens, Provikmo
Are we Shifting Exposure to Chemical Agents to Warehouse Workers? Steven Verpaele, Becoh
Number of Measurements – Theory versus Reality. Dania Cleis, Praevena
A Miniature Sampler for In-Mask Workplace Measurements. Rhiannon Mogridge, HSE
Use of Personal PID Devices to Supplement Hydrocarbon Monitoring Using Charcoal Media. Alex Hills, Shell

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Session 6 – Keynote Speaker

The Future for Occupational Hygiene: International and UK Perspective. Karen Niven, Shell

Session 7a Workshop –  Workplace Air Sampling European Standard Revision

Trevor Ogden
Raymond Vincent
Theo Scheffers

Session 7b – Asbestos

The New Analyst Guide (2016). Martin Gibson, HSE
Brakes and Clutches: Maintaining and Repairing Interacting Surfaces. Fred Boelter, RHP Risk Management
Strategies for Protecting Worker Health During the Remediation of Asbestos Containing Soils. Richard Pomeroy, ABP Associates Ltd
Specification of a Valid Material Assessment Algorithm for Asbestos-Containing Materials. Robin Howie, Robin Howie Associates

Session 7c – Non-Ionising Radiation

Exposure to MRI-Related Magnetic Fields and Vertigo in MRI Workers. Hans Kromhout, Utrecht University
The Impact of the 2013 Electro Magnetic Fields Directive in a Petrochemical Plant. Dave Marsh, ExxonMobil
Controlling the Hazardous Fumes Generated by Lasering Processes. John Horsey, Bofa
Understanding the EU Directive on Worker Safety and EMF Emissions. Charlie McClellend, Aspen Electronics

Session 8a – President’s Session

Widening Participation in BOHS Through a New Faculty. Dr Adrian Hirst, Steve Perkins, Tracey Boyle, Colette Willoughby

Session 8b – Dermal Exposure

Dermal Exposure Assessment. Ayman Arfaj, Saudi Aramco
Diisocyanates: Evidence of Skin Absorption and Diamine Generation. Kate Jones, HSL
Assessing Chemical Hazards for Skin Exposure Risk Assessment. Chris Packham, Enviroderm

Session 8c – RPE

Understanding the Performance of Respiratory Protective Equipment. Mike Clayton, HSL
Respirator Gas and Vapour Filters. How They Work, and Do Wearers Know When to Change Them? Jill Gulliver, 3M
Assessment of the Possible Impact of the Upcoming ISO Standards for RPE. Robin Howie, Robin Howie Associates

Session 9a – IGNITE

There’s an App for this! (Product Showcase)
Introduction
Amanda Parker
Alex Graft
Maggie Hoff
Kelvin Williams
Craig Hendry
Alex Wilson
Karen Parry
Perdita Dickson
Robin Smith

To view the videos of the Ignite Session – please click here

Session 9b – Isocyanates

Key Practical Information for the Industrial Hygienist. Khalid Ahrika, Huntsman. Erik Vangronsveld, Huntsman. Alison Waddington, The DOW Chemical Company

Session 9c – Workplace Challenges 2

Novel Treatment Technologies for Legionella. Adrian Parris, Sellafield
Comparing In-Company Control Bands to Public Hazard Bands. Antoine Leplay, Solvay
Statoil’s Noise Calculator – an Efficient Planning Tool for Noisy Jobs. Margareth Ovidt, Statoil
Health Risks to Employees Working in a Crematorium. David Wright, University of Portsmouth
Occupational Exposure to Bioaerosols in Norwegian Crab Processing Plants. Marte Renate Thomassen, University Hospital of North Norway

Session 10a – Legal Reports

Preparation of Legal Reports: Assessment of the Duty of Knowledge. Robin Howie, Robin Howie Associates
Neutrality. Adrian Watson, Watson, Wild & Baker Ltd
Preparation of Legal Reports: Exposure Assessment. Alvin Woolley, Alvin Woolley Associates

Session 10b Workshop – Top 10 Self-financing Noise Control Solutions for the Most Common Noise Problems

Peter Wilson, INVC

Session 10c(i) – Exposure of Young Workers

Learning Occupational Health by Experiencing Risks (LOcHER). Karen Hoskins, Ibis Solutions Ltd
Particle and Metal Exposure in Welder Apprentices. Bernadette Quemerais, University of Alberta

Session 10c(ii) – Ergonomics

Employee Driven Ergonomics. Marc Turina, ErgoSmart

Thursday 28 April 2016

Session 11a – HSE Health Priorities

HSE Health Priorities. Marian Molloy, Paul Billinger, John Healy, Priti Shah, HSE

Session 11b(i) – Statistics

Industrial Hygiene Statistics –The Next Generation. Brent Altemose, Safebridge Consultants
New One-Box and Two-Box “Well-Mixed Room” Models, or “It’s All About G, and Sometimes Beta”. Paul Hewett, Exposure Assessment Solutions
CEN Standard EN689:1995 and the BOHS – NVvA “Testing Compliance” Guidance: The Last One is More Strict. So? Henri Heussen, Cosanta BV

Session 11b(ii) – Respirable Crystalline Silica

Preliminary Results on Testing a Field-Based Respirable Silica Monitoring Approach with Dust Present in Construction Sand & Gravel Operations. Emanuele Cauda, NIOSH
HSE Approach to Control of Respirable Crystalline Silica in Stone Working. Susan Hambling, HSE

Session 11c – Health Risk Assessment

A Practical Application of Human Health Risk Assessment for OH Professional – Vapor Intrusion at an Elementary School. Megan Canright, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services
Screening Tool for Chemical Risk Assessment Critical Task Exposure Screening “CTES”. Christophe Rochin, Solvay
SEIRICH: A Computer-Based Information and Support Tool for Chemical Risk Assessment in the Work Environment. Nicolas Bertrand, INRS
An Exposure Assessment Strategy Applied to Case Studies Within the GUIDEnano and nanoMICEX Projects. Sally Spankie, IOM
Impact of Multiple Exposures on Chemical Risk Assessment. Frédéric Clerc, INRS

Session 12 – Keynote Speaker

Managing Occupational Hygiene in a Multinational Company. Danny Martland, BAE Systems

Session 13 – Annals

New Directions for the Annals of Occupational Hygiene?Professor. Noah Seixas, University of Washington

Session 14a – BOHS Faculty of Occupational Hygiene

Get Chartered! Ian Kellie, BOHS Chief Examiner

Session 14b – Waste Collection Workers & Biohazards

Outdoor Work Exposure Influences Waste Collection Workers’ Exposure to Airborne Fungal and Bacterial Species in Cabins. Anne Mette Madsen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Airborne Microbiota and Other Bioaerosols in Pig Farms. Julia Krämer, Institute for Work and Health, Lausanne
A Sensitive Assay for Proteases in Work Environmental Samples Based on Zymography. Berit Bang, University Hospital North Norway
Evaluation of Samplers and Filter Materials for Collection and Recovery of Airborne Norovirus. Katrine Uhrbrand, National Research Centre for the Working Environment

Session 14c – Biological Monitoring

Exhaled Breath Condensate: a New Biological Matrix to Measure and Detect Trivalent and Hexavalent Chromium by µLC-ICP-MS in Occupational Exposed Workers. Jackie Morton, HSE
Biological Monitoring without Limits. John Cocker, HSE
Optimisation of Measurement of Urinary Metal Concentrations and Metabolomics Paige Lacy University of Alberta

Conference Round-up. Tracey Boyle, BOHS President 2016-2017