27 April 2021
HSE has relesed its sixth Annual Science Review. This
year the theme is COVID-19: Collaboration in a time of crisis, with
a particular focus on the pandemic and the role that HSE science
has played. We look at HSE's contribution to the evolving global
evidence base and the routes we have used to share that knowledge
as quickly as possible.
Our review provides case studies from the range of science and
engineering work we have delivered and illustrates how HSE uses
science and evidence to help keep people and work environments
healthy and safe.
The review is introduced by HSE's Chief Scientific Adviser and
Director of Research, Professor Andrew Curran. As well as
highlighting scientific achievements, awards and publications, it
also focuses on the roles of some of our specialist staff.
Commenting on this year's review, HSE's Chief Scientific Adviser
and Director of Research, Professor Andrew Curran, said:
"We are proud of the impact our science has had on keeping
people and work environments healthy and safe. It is difficult to
pick any particular highlights. However, in terms of sheer scale, I
am particularly impressed by the work our technical experts have
been doing to ensure that any personal protective equipment that
enters the supply chain in Great Britain will protect the person
who wears it".
As an evidence-based regulator, science is vital in helping HSE
understand and learn. It underpins everything we do; it helps us
investigate incidents and understand why things go wrong so we can
help others avoid making similar mistakes; it provides the evidence
base for policy and regulation; it informs the freely available
information and guidance we make available on our website and it is
embedded in the commercial products, training, testing and
consultancy we provide to wider government and industry.
The HSE Annual Science Review is now available on HSE's website here.