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2009 Archive

Work and Wellbing Workshop - 17th November 2009

Work and well-being has become a central theme adopted by both policy makers and researchers that offers great potential to improve working lives. HSL is organising and hosting a workshop for experts from 10 European....

HSL Annual Report and Accounts for 2008/09

HSL's Annual Report and Accounts for 2008/09 has now been published. This gives details of HSL's excellent performance against its published annual performance targets and provides a brief insight into some of the scientific and technical activities undertaken during 2008/09.


HSL is pleased to announce their formal recognition as an Approved Service Provider by the REACHReady organisation.

Visit to HSL by Eire's Health and Safety Authority (HSA)

HSL recently welcomed a visit to the laboratory by Martin O'Halloran, Chief Executive and Mary Dorgan, Assistant Chief Executive of Eire's Health and Safety Authority (HSA) - the equivalent of Britain's HSE. A service support relationship has existed between HSL and HSA since 2005 providing specialist incident investigation; training and research, and this was an opportunity to see and understand the full breadth of HSL's facilities and specialist resource.

Pesticide Appointment

John Cocker, a Senior Scientist at HSL, has recently been appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP). This is an independent body which advises Ministers on all matters relating to the control of pesticides. Members provide scientific advice on the safe and effective use of pesticides and other pest control methods.

UK Forum on Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI)

Philip Heyes, HSL's Investigations Manager, is HSE's representative on the UK Forum on Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI). FESI has been established in response to the ongoing need for assurance of the integrity of engineering structures and components across a range of industry sectors e.g. Transport, Civil Construction, Power Generation, Petrochemical and Offshore.



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