BOHS, The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, is delighted to announce that 3M will continue to partner with them to promote the occupational hygiene profession to younger people.  For the fifth consecutive year, 3M will sponsor BOHS’ Young Hygienist Award – the competition for 2017 is now open for entries.

Aimed at young professionals working in the field of worker health protection, this award rewards talent and encourages professional development. It offers a fantastic prize, comprising:

  • A fully expensed trip to BOHS’ annual conference: the 2017 conference will take place in Harrogate from 24 – 27 April
  • £1,000 towards the cost of qualifications/training/CPD in occupational hygiene
  • One year’s free BOHS membership

Alan McArthur of 3M says: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with BOHS on this award. Occupational hygiene expertise is vital if we are to continue in our efforts to raise standards in how the health of our workers is being protected. Through this award we aim to not only reward the talent amongst the young professionals in the sector, but also to encourage them in their career progression – through further qualifications and training.  The £1,000 that the prize offers towards this, presents an ideal opportunity for professional development ”.

Last year’s winner, Helen Pearson, actively encourages people to submit their entries for the 2017 award: “If you are thinking about entering this year’s competition – stop thinking and go for it! You have to be in it to win it and you never know – you just might. Winning the award was a great experience that enabled me to learn new things, meet new people and make new friends.”

This year, competition entrants are invited to submit an essay which challenges the thinking around what is meant by ‘health and safety’, in the context of worker health protection.  The competition is now open for entries and closes on 13th January 2017. Full details of how to enter and who is eligible can be found here. The competition is open to all BOHS members in the UK: for anyone not currently a member who wishes to enter, details of how to join BOHS can be found here.