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HSL Staff on the Road to Fitness
(May 2008) Not only will HSL staff be helping to run a unique study to encourage more physical activity in the workplace but they will also be taking part in the work-based activity trial. The study, run by a team from the University...
HSL Scientist Appointed BOHS Topic Leader
Dr Rosemary Gibson, a senior scientist at HSL has been appointed BOHS Topic Leader for nanotechnology. Rosemary leads HSL's programme of work investigating the potential human health effects of nanomaterials. HSL is already very active in the nanotechnology area,...
ScottishPower Visit to HSL
(April 2008) HSL recently hosted a visit to the laboratory by ScottishPower's Health and Safety Board. HSL already support ScottishPower Energy Retail and this was an opportunity for other members of the Health and Safety Board from across...
WHO Re-Designation for HSL
(April 2008) HSL has been successfully re-designated as a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research. A WHO Regional Screening Committee recommended the re-designation...
Work and Pensions Select Committee Visit
(March 2008) HSL recently hosted a visit to its laboratory by the Work and Pensions Select Committee. The fact-finding visit to Buxton was organised to provide the Committee members with an understanding of the vital function that the laboratory...
HSL Director Chairs Leading Construction Industry Conference
(February 2008) Dr Andrew Curran, Director of the Health Improvement Group at HSL will be chairing the forthcoming Health and Safety in Construction Conference on the 5th February 2008. The industry is committed to reducing fatalities,...
HSL Hands Over Pendulums to Museum
(January 2008) Dr Roland Wharton, Director of the Explosives Notified Body at HSL recently handed over two items of explosives test apparatus to the Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey. One of the units, the ballistic pendulum apparatus,...
Contract with Det Norske Veritas
HSL have just signed a contract with Det Norsk Veritas (DNV) to investigate the formation of flammable mists and pools during accidental leaks from high pressure oil pipe-work. The work, which is sponsored by a consortium of companies involved...
New Non-Executive Board Member Appointed
HSL has a new non-executive board member. Richard Stephenson joined the HSL Board in July 2008. In his current role as Group Director for Health, Safety and Environment at Transport for London, Richard has responsibility for Group level policy...
Take a Peak - Launch of HSL's Newsletter
In response to customer comments that they'd like information about other work that HSL is involved with, we have decided to launch a newsletter. 'The Peak' is a quarterly publication that aims to be interesting to a wide audience and represents...
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