IOM senior scientist, Dr Ioannis Basinas, has been awarded The Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize for the most outstanding paper published over a two year period.

10.12.2018

The Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize has been awarded to Dr Ioannis Basinas and co-authors for the most outstanding paper published in the Annals of Work Exposures over a two year period, following a recommendation by the Editorial Board.

Senior IOM scientist Dr Ioannis Basinas led the study that observed a reduction in dust exposure to farmers through the implementation of a simple intervention based on information regarding their actual exposure levels and general exposure reduction measures.

The winning paper "Feedback on measured dust concentrations reduces exposure levels among farmers” was co-authored by; Torben Sigsgaard, Jakob Hjort Bønløkke, Nils Testrup Andersen, Øyvind Omland, Hans Kromhout, and Vivi Schlünssen. The prize will be awarded at next year’s OH2019 conference in Brighton. 

“This paper highlights the positive reductions that can be realised by making measurement results and simple information available, in this case, to farmers. This very simple and cost-efficient exposure reduction approach can, however, be applied more widely to assist exposure reduction programs in workplaces. Along with my co-authors, I’m honoured to accept this award.” Dr Ioannis Basinas
About the Author
Dr Ioannis Basinas Senior Scientist

Ioannis is a senior scientist within the Exposure Science section of our Research Division. His research interests focus on the establishment and application of improved methods for quantitative exposure assessment based on statistical and mathematical modelling approaches. Ioannis has substantial experience in the assessment of exposure to organic dusts and the related health risks. Previously he was responsible for one of the largest exposure assessment studies on personal bio-aerosol exposures of farmers ever accomplished. He has also been involved in several studies aiming to guide and optimize exposure control strategies for bio-aerosol exposures in farm workplaces, and extensively worked towards the assessment of the burden of historical exposures to organic dusts. Currently he is involved in several projects related to the assessment of exposure to engineered nanomaterials, organic dusts, and the evaluation of Tier 1 models used under REACH. Ioannis won the Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize in 2018.


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