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2015

  • IOM Studies Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Beijing

    The IOM has recently been awarded a 4-year grant from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) to study exposure and health effects of air pollution in Bei...

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  • ProSafe Delphi Forum: Is risk management on pace with innovation for nanomaterial uses?

    ProSafe invites you to join other leading experts in an anonymous online Delphi Forum of what nanomaterials are in commerce and whether they are being managed properly. The Forum will help develop a w...

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  • Richard Graveling meets Hashem Sayed Hashem, CEO of the Kuwait Oil Company

    Richard Graveling recently met Hashem Sayed Hashem, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).   Richard was in Kuwait at the invitation of KOC to provide a specialist ergonomics...

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  • No Time To Lose Campaign

    IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign, which aims to raise awareness of occupational cancer and help businesses to take action, marks its first anniversary this month. Through No Time to Lose, IOSH is high...

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  • HSE Statistics 2014/2015

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published its statistical report for the last year. The full report is available from the HSE web site as a free download, as is the shorter "At a Glance" ver...

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  • HEI report evaluating the diesel epidemiological evidence

    The Health Effects Institute (HEI) report evaluating the diesel epidemiological evidence has been published on its web site. The HEI's Diesel Epidemiology Panel, which included Martie van Tongeren, IO...

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  • ProSafe project invites experts to a Delphi Forum on whether risk management is on pace with nanotechnology innovation

    European Horizon2020 project ‘ProSafe’ has launched an online Delphi Forum on whether risk management is on pace with innovation for nanomaterial uses.  Expert discussion between those working with ma...

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  • Presentation of the James Attwood Shield Award to Professor John Cherrie

    Professor John Cherrie was presented with the James Attwood Shield award on the 16th November by Councilor Helen Carmichael, Provost of Inverness. The event was organised by IOSH, represented by their...

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  • HSE and Asbestos in Construction

    The dangers of Asbestos are clearly outlined in the following webpage from the Health and Safety Executive.  In the UK, With 20 people dying each day in the industry. Asbestos is far and away the larg...

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  • 25th EPICOH and X2016 Conferences

      Dr Martie van Tongeren, IOM Research Director, and Prof John Cherrie, Principal Scientist at IOM, are on the scientific committees of the following conferences: 25th EPICOH - Epidemiology in Occ...

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  • The IOM cup

    Staff and customers alike are now sending in their pictures of the IOM cup on its world travels. To get a cup and take part, contact lindsey.mitchell@iom-world.org    So far we have had over 100 p...

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  • RPE and Stubble

    HSE Inspectors routinely come across workers with various degrees of stubble growth using respiratory protective masks, despite guidance to the contrary. This research studied the effect of 0-7 days s...

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  • Eliminating Workplace Cancer

    The ETUI working paper "Eliminating occupational cancer in Europe and globally" has been newly published, and includes contributions by IOM Scientists Prof John Cherrie, Prof Rob Aitken, and Midori Co...

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  • IOM Crossrail report and paper published

    The IOM has published its research report on the Crossrail Project ("Occupational exposure to respirable dust, respirable crystalline silica and diesel engine exhaust emissions in the London tunnellin...

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  • IOM Crossrail paper published

    An IOM paper on "Occupational Exposure to Respirable Dust, Respirable Crystalline Silica and Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions in the London Tunnelling Environment" has been published in the Annals of O...

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  • Air Quality in the UK: Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities

    DEFRA has newly published its “Draft plans to improve air quality in the UK. Tackling nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. UK overview document September 2015”. This document draws on the findin...

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  • Biological monitoring of pesticide exposure in residents

    The Centre for Human Exposure Science (CHES) at the IOM is pleased to announce the publication of the scientific report for their DEFRA funded study 'Biological monitoring of pesticide exposure in res...

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  • World Congress on Risk in Singapore

    High-level researchers and academics attended the 4th World Congress on Risk in July.  Regional organisations came together to streamline the objectives of the SRA and provide insights on risk from a ...

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  • ECHA publish proceedings from the Topical Scientific Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published proceedings from the Topical Scientific Workshop on Regulatory Challenges in the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials, which was held on the 23rd – 24th ...

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  • IOM SynBio article published online

    As part of IOM’s continuing focus on emerging risks, senior research toxicologist Craig Poland (http://www.safenano.org/about/team/uk-team/ ) has published an article within the September 2015 issue o...

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  • 25th Anniversary

    Although IOM has been established since 1969, this year sees our 25th year as an independent organisation with 1990 the year we separated from the British Coal Board. To mark this anniversary, our ...

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  • IOM signs up to Living Wage

    The Living wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living and is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. IOM are firmly committed to this principle and contacted the Living ...

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  • 2015 Customer Survey Results

    Thank you to our many customers who took part in our annual customer survey earlier this year. We are delighted to report increases on the excellent results from last year.  Over 900 customers were in...

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  • New London Office Now Open

    Our London office move and fit-out is now complete we are pleased to announce that our team continues to expand as we welcome new staff to our modern canal-side home in Harefield. Tim Parrott, our Reg...

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  • New Addition to IOM's Board of Management

    We are pleased to annouce the appointment of Grant Law to the IOM "Board". Grant has been with IOM since May 2012 as Marketing Director and will bring additional strategic and commercial focus to the ...

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  • HEALS Project and exposures of parents and children to environmental hazards

    Are you interested in your child’s environment?  Researchers at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) are currently working on a project called ‘HEALS’ funded by the European Commission (Healt...

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  • HSE appoints two IOM directors to new committee

    HSE has appointed a new committee to provide independent expert knowledge and advice on workplace health. The workplace health expert committee (WHEC) will be made up of nine members who will provide...

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  • International Society of Exposure Science 2016 Annual Meeting

    The International Society of Exposure Science 2016 Annual Meeting will bring together experts and practitioners from academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to the...

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  • Reducing Health Hazards in Construction

    As a leading provider of health and safety solutions to industry, commerce, public sector and professional bodies, we at IOM are therefore delighted to support BOHS’ ‘Breathe Freely’ campaign. Throug...

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  • CDM Regulations: The Asbestos Perspective

    On 6th  April 2015, CDM 2015 came into force.  Of course, the construction industry and the professions associated with it had been discussing CDM 2015 for some time.   This revision of the Construct...

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  • Happy 25th Anniversary !

    IOM started on 1 April 1969 as a scientifically independent organisation but closely linked financially and administratively to the National Coal Board from whose research programme on dust exposure a...

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  • Occ Health division acquired by Healthwork Ltd

    IOM’s occupational health business has been acquired by the Manchester-based occupational health provider Healthwork Ltd., with effect from 30th March 2015. This transaction will enable IOM to focus o...

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  • Return to Work after Cancer Project

    In the UK in 2011 there were 331,000 people diagnosed with cancer, this equates to around 910 people being diagnosed every day (Cancer Research UK, 2014).  In relation to cancer survival half of peopl...

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  • Respiratory Protective Equipment Update

    The HSE launched their RPE project website products in May 2013.  A review of the use of the tools in autumn 2014 showed that general awareness and use of the tools has been increasing steadily; indic...

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  • Best practice guide for the safe handling and use of nanoparticles in packaging industries

    A novel “Best Practice Guide for the Safe Handling and Use of Nanoparticles in Packaging Industries” is now available to support those working with nanomaterials at all stages in the development of pa...

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  • Asbestos - Time to survey

    Asbestos surveys are quite often left to the last minute – as many within the asbestos industry will testify! John Toms, IOM's Director of Asbestos Services, has written a blog on Asbestos Building S...

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