A Healthy Working Environment For Everyone

BOHS Awards

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To demonstrate its continuing commitment to the occupational hygiene profession, BOHS is proud to make a number of annual awards.

3M Young Hygienist Award

This is an annual award sponsored by 3M, and aims to recognise talent and stimulate professional development in young hygienists. Read more here about what the award offers to the winning recipient.

Here, you can view this year's winning entry, where 'Badly Drawn Stickman' explains all about the attractions of becoming an occupational hygienist, and what the career opportunities are.

Details about how to apply for next year's award, will be posted here once the competition opens in November.

The Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize

Launched in 1967 and named after the first President of BOHS, Thomas Bedford CBE, this prize is awarded not more than once every two years, to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper published in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene.

Thomas Bedford Prize

Launched in 1978 and named after the first President of BOHS, Thomas Bedford CBE, this prize is awarded for outstanding contribution to the discipline of occupation hygiene: contribution in either general work in the field, or involvement and with and impact on the work of the Society.

The Peter Isaac Award: ‘Working For a Healthier Workplace'

Initiated in recognition of BOHS’ Golden Jubilee in 2003, the Peter Isaac Award is made annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the reduction of ill-health at work: either by an individual, a team, or an organisation.

The Ted King and David Hickish Awards

These awards recognise the best candidates during the year, of those who have achieved the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene, and the BOHS Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene, respectively.

The Trevor Ogden Award

Initiated in recognition of BOHS’ 60th Anniversary in 2013, the Trevor Ogden Award recognises outstanding voluntary contributions to BOHS, or to the profession of occupational hygiene.