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Andrew Simpson

Occupational Hygienist

Andrew Simpson

Andrew is an occupational hygienist within the Health Capability Group at HSE's Buxton Science and Research Centre.

Andrew performs research and reactive work to support HSE inspection and policy, and has previously gained expertise in analytical chemistry, forensic analysis of incident samples, method development, and auditing to ISO/IEC 17025.

Andrew's current fields of research include:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Wood dust in construction
  • Respirable crystalline silica

Research Interests

  • Health Risk Management
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Exposure Monitoring
  • Hazardous Substance Control

Previous Projects

  • Wood dust exposure risks in manufacturing industries
  • Safe storage of wood pellet and wood chip fuel
  • Investigation of carbon monoxide exposure during cooking with charcoal
  • Chemical permeation of protective gloves
  • Oil based drilling muds
  • Diffusive sampling of semi-volatile hydrocarbons

Notable Achievements

  • Recipient of the BOHS Ted King Award for 2012

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