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Biography

Ross Conway is member of the Industrial Hygiene team, supporting Shell’s Upstream Operations within the Occupational Health Department based in Aberdeen.
With a background in Environmental Chemistry, he has worked within in the chemical industry, then Health & Safety consultancy for over 10 years,  based in the UK and  Australia/South-East Asia.

Ross is the UK & Ireland Industrial Hygienist for Shell , and is currently the Health Project Manager for the Brent Field Decommissioning Project.

He is a chartered member of the British Occupational Hygiene society.

Biography

Chris has been involved in the prevention of damage to health for over 30 years.  He uses his technical/engineering experience, gained in a wide variety of different industrial sectors, in combination with his knowledge of dermatology, to identify where workplace conditions represent a potential for occupational skin disease or systemic damage. He then develops cost effective methods for the adequate control of skin exposure, so far as possible based on controlling the actual process and with attention to the cost effectiveness.

He is a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, a member of the European Society of Contact Dermatitis, the British Cutaneous Allergy Society, and an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. He has been described by a leading European dermatologist as ‘…the international expert in the field of risk assessment in occupational settings related to skin hazards.”

Biography

Karen Bufton BSc, DipOH, CMFOH Chartered Occupational Hygienist

Karen has over 20 years occupational hygiene experience with petrochemical, manufacturing and the pharmaceutical industries. She has worked in a variety of environments including chemical and gas plants, oil refineries, oil and gas offshore platforms manufacturing sites, research laboratories and corporate functions. Karen holds a BSc. in Environmental Science, and the Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene. She is a Member of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene at the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and is currently the BOHS President Elect.

 

 

Biography

Bob Rajan is HM Principal Inspector of Health and Safety and a  past president of BOHS. He has been an actively contributing member of the Society for many years.

Bob is also chairman of SGUK,  a council member of the NEBOSH, a JP and a “Lion”. He has won  many national awards for developing innovative solutions and products for occupational health risk management (OHRM) and has contributed widely for the development of national and international policies for productive OHRM. He has published over 30 peer reviewed articles and published books or articles in books

Biography

Peter has 24 years experience as an occupational hygienist at Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL). Peter is a senior scientist in the HSL Occupational Hygiene Practitioners team. Peter has performed research in exposure measurement techniques, including inhalation and dermal. Peter is a member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)  Faculty of Occupational Hygiene and holds the BOHS Diploma. He holds the status of Chartered Hygienist and Chartered Physicist. Peter has also won the BOHS Ted King prize.

He has extensive experience carrying out exposure assessments all industrial sectors. This work was performed for HSL customers for compliance assessment, auditing and research. Peter has regularly presented at BOHS conferences, trade associations and health and safety groups.

Peter’s recent work has included silica exposure assessment and the development of an intervention strategy to reduce exposures in brick manufacturing and an international project on REACH compliance for a multinational company.

Biography

Joanne leads Ergonomics and Human Factors at the Institute of Occupational Medicine and is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist. In her past career has been a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics at the University of Birmingham and Programme Director for the MSc in Occupational Health.  She has been involved in research, in a number of different areas including MSDs, ageing and work and return to work after cancer. Joanne has been lucky enough to work with different disciplines within occupational health and safety, public health and social policy.

Biography

Nicola Robinson is the Fibre Regulatory Compliance Manager for Morgan Advanced Materials and vice-chairman of ECFIA, the European High Temperature Insulation Wool Trade Association. Nicola’s background is in occupational hygiene and chemical safety. Nicola oversees Morgan’s internal OH programmes and is an active member of the Product Stewardship Programme (PSP) Working Groups for both ECFIA and HTIWC (USA Trade association).

Nicola has worked extensively with her counterparts in ECFIA to run ‘CARE’, the European workplace monitoring programme for HTIW exposure, which includes airborne fibrous dust monitoring at manufacturing sites and customer locations.

Biography

Professor Harrison has worked as an independent toxicology consultant since 2008 and is Director of IEH Consulting and PTCH Consultancy Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the British Toxicology Society, and until recently was Visiting Professor in Environment and Health at Cranfield University.

Paul’s previous positions have included Senior Toxicologist at BP’s Occupational Health Centre, Head of the Indoor Air Quality and Major Accidents Branch at the Department of Environment, and Director of the Institute of Environment and Health. He has held positions on a number of national and international expert groups and committees. Paul has published numerous scientific articles on a broad range of environment and health issues, notably fibre toxicology, chemical risk assessment, indoor air quality and endocrine disruption, and is on the editorial board of several distinguished journals.

Biography

Dawn Webster – Regulatory Compliance and Occupational Hygiene Manager for Unifrax Ltd, responsible for the Occupational Hygiene programme with in Unifrax for Europe, Africa, Russia and Bahrain. In addition Dawn is responsible for the management of  CARE ( Controlled and Reduced Exposure ), the European Product Stewardship Programme, for Unifrax . Dawn is also the acting Chair of the CARE working for ECFIA, the industry association representing High Temperature Insulation Wool producers.

Biography

Stewart Ayrey has worked for 3M in the field of respiratory protection for the past 9 years. In that time he has become an expert in both European and international regulatory issues and standards relating to the design, approval and use of PPE. Stewart is also an expert in respiratory hazards, product selection, use and respirator fit testing (as well as being a Fit2Fit accredited fit tester) – delivering product and training support to customers across Europe.