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Press Releases

  • The new GRIP slip resistance rating scheme from HSL
    The HSL GRIP rating scheme uses rigorous, scientific testing to measure and rate the slip resistance of footwear.
  • New Safe Deal playing cards from HSL
    The new Safe Deal playing cards from the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) help organisations to talk about safety at work.
  • Safe use of Hydrogen Base Fuels in Power Generation - Sept 2011
    A £2 million project to advance the safe design and operation of gas turbines, reciprocating engines and combined heat & power systems using hydrogen based fuels has been launched by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI.) Through...
  • Peak District Safety Lab Celebrates its Centenary-July 2011
    One of the best kept secrets in the Peak District - and British science - is celebrating its 100th birthday. Employment Minister, Chris Grayling and local High Peak MP Andrew Bingham joined key figures from across the science and industrial...
  • Launch of the Safety Climate Tool - January 2010
    Staying safe at work may not be at the forefront of every employee’s mind as they come back from their Christmas break but, with more than 130,000 reported workplace incidents in 2008/9, 180 deaths and almost 5 million working days lost to associated injuries, the issue remains at the top of the agenda for employers.
  • From Dr to Dame for HSL’s Ion - January 2010
    Nuclear expert and government consultant Dr Sue Ion has been made a Dame for her services to science and engineering. Dr Ion, a non-executive board member of the Health and Safety Laboratory....
  • Waste and Recycling - January 2010
    Higher than average sick days among waste and recycling workers. A new report from The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has revealed an above average sickness absence rate among waste and recycling industry workers.
  • Transportation key to successful carbon capture - November 2009
    Groundbreaking research on the transport and transfer of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) is currently being undertaken by a team from the Health and Safety Laboratory, the UK's leading health and safety test and research facility.
  • HSL develops innovative air sampling method - November 2009
    New technique set to make incident investigation safer. The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has come up with a new technique for the investigation of major fires and chemical releases which could dramatically improve safety...
  • HSL raises the Olympic bar with Safety Climate Tool - October 2009
    A new standard has been set for worker safety in the construction of London's 2012 Olympic vision. The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), which is overseeing the entire build programme, has insisted all contractors employ the Health and Safety Laboratory's (HSL) Safety Climate Tool in order to minimise risk to workers on site.

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Press Enquiries

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For press enquiries please contact Simone Pitzal
T: +44 (0)1298 218507
E: simone.pitzal@hsl.gsi.gov.uk