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2006 Archive

Archived news stories from 2006

  • Something in the Air?
    We all know walking is good for you, but now a team from HSL and Imperial College London have shown that it's better than cycling - at least around town. Research recently published in the journal Atmospheric Environment1, describes how the...
  • HSL Secures Major DTI Project
    HSL has been awarded £778,500 as one of 29 innovative UK projects to win funding from a £25m DTI fund to turn public sector research into commercial success. This funding will increase the opportunities to commercialise products...
  • HSL Achieves Link-up Approval as a Drug and Alcohol Screening Laboratory for the UK Rail Industry
    HSL is Link-up approved to provide drug and alcohol analysis for the UK rail industry. Link-up, the UK Rail Supplier Qualification Scheme, provides a single common registration, qualification and audit process for suppliers that is shared...
  • Joint Industry Project - Area Classification of Low Pressure Gas Equipment
    The DSEAR regulations which came into force in July 2006 have major implications for all non-domestic gas installations and existing workplaces. Recent work by HSL has already demonstrated that many outdoor low pressure natural gas systems...
  • HSL Director Awarded Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
  • HSL Director Awarded Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine
    (April 2006) Dr Andrew Curran, Director of HSL's Health Improvement Group has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Dr Curran received his certificatate at the FOM's 2006 AGM earlier this year.
  • HSL Annual Report and Accounts 2005/06
    (May 2006) HSL's Annual Report and Accounts for 2005/06 has now been published. This gives details of HSL's performance against its published annual performance targets and provides a brief insight into some of the scientific and technical...
    (May 2006) This EC-funded project to produce non-binding guidance on exposure to vibration in the workplace (related to EC Directive 2002/44/EC) was recently completed. Two guides were produced, one on hand-arm vibration, one on whole-body...
  • HSL Welcomes Two New Non-Executive Directors
    (June 2006) We are proud to welcome our two new non-executive directors, Dr Peter Watson OBE and Dr Sue Ion OBE. Each brings an impressive range of expertise and we look forward to working closely with them in the future. Dr Peter Watson ...
  • HSL Finalist in PRA Awards
    (June 2006) HSL was recently a finalist for a prestigious public service accounting award. HSL's 2004/2005 Annual Report was short listed for the 2006 Public Reporting and Accountability (PRA) Awards run by The Chartered Institute of Public...

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