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Awards & Honours

3M Young Hygienist Award  

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The Young Hygienist Award for 2015 is now open for entries. 


The prize this year is:  

  • An expenses paid trip to the IOHA 2015 in London, 25 – 30 April 2015, including travel expenses to the conference, attendance at the conference and hotel accommodation for the duration.
  • One year’s complimentary membership of BOHS


1. Aged 40 or under as at 31 December 2014

2. A member of BOHS who is in good standing (includes all grades of membership except international partner membership).
Non-members who would like to apply can join BOHS – please go to to join online. Basic individual membership costs just £66 for one year.

The closing date for entries is: 31 December 2014.   

How to apply?  

Applicants should write an essay of approximately 1500 words (excluding references) as follows:

Title: Respiratory protective equipment should NOT be the last resort for a responsible employer.
Illustrate your answer with practical examples.

Answers must be emailed to

Please dowload and read the detailed guidelines before submitting your entry  

Bedford Award

This was first awarded in 1978 and is named after the first President of BOHS, Thomas Bedford CBE. It's the Society’s prime honour, marking outstanding contributions to the discipline of occupational hygiene, either in the general field or in work for the Society. The recipient is presented with a medal at the Annual Conference.   The full list of winners can be found below.


1978 D E Hickish 

1978 W H Walton OBE 

1978 C G Warner 

1978 P C G Isaac 

1978 R E Lane CBE 

1979 D Turner 

1980 C N Davies 

1980 T F Hatch 

1981 J S McLintock 

1984 S A Roach 

1986 G A Hedgecock 

1986 J G Jones 

1987 L Le Bouffant 

1989 G W Crockford 

1989 D Doran 

1990 E J King 

1995 P J Hewitt 

1995 J Steel 

1996 C J Bradley 

1997 J G Underwood 

1998 J C McDonald 

1998 A McDonald 

1999 D W Robinson 

2000 A Stewart 

2002 M H Claydon 

2002 H L Dalrymple 

2005 T L Ogden 

2011 M Piney  

2013 J Cherrie 

Thomas Bedford Memorial Prize

Again named in honour of our first President, the Bedford Prize (as it is known) is BOHS's oldest award and is given every two years to the author or authors of the most outstanding paper published in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene during the relevant period. The winner or winners receive £500 (to be shared) and a Certificate (each), which is presented to the lead name at the Annual Conference.   The 2012 Bedford Prize  has been awarded to the prize to all four of the diesel exhaust papers published as part of ‘The Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study’ which appeared in issue 54/7 of The Annals..  The lead for this project, Dr P Stewart, received the prize for the paper at the BOHS Annual Conference in 2013 at Manchester. 

Ted King and David Hickish Awards

These awards recognise the best candidates in each year from those who have achieved the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene and Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene, respectively. They are named in honour of two past Presidents, both of whom were also Bedford Award recipients. The prize for each is £250. 

Nigel Mandley was the winner of the David Hickish Award for 2013 and Alana Stevens was the winner of the Ted King Award for 2013.

Working For A Healthier Workplace – The Peter Isaac Award

This is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the reduction of ill-health at work.  The award can be made to an individual, team or organisation.  Judging is done by a panel appointed by Council.  The prize is £1000 to be used to subsidise attendance at any health and safety conference, plus a specially engraved trophy for the year and a framed certificate signed by the President to keep.  Also included is complimentary attendance at the Annual Conference and free Society membership for the individual (or a representative from the team or organisation).  


The Award was initiated to mark BOHS's Golden Jubilie in 2003, and the latest winner, is Chris Money of ExxonMobil, for his project 'Empowering Occupational Hygiene to those who need it".

Nominations will re-open in March 2015.

The Trevor Ogden Award

During it’s 60 year history, BOHS has made significant progress in its bid to protect worker health. This would not have been possible without the voluntary contributions of the Society’s members.

In recognition of this, and to mark the occasion of BOHS’ 60th anniversary in 2013, this award was introduced  to recognise outstanding voluntary contribution to the Society and to the profession of occupational hygiene.  The first winner was Trevor Ogden himself and the second winner was Bill Williams.

Honorary Lifetime Membership 

As we are approaching the end of the year, it is time to  invite nominations for honorary lifetime membership  from all voting members of BOHS. Council have introduced a nomination form which can be downloaded from from the downloads box on the left hand side. The decision(s) will be made at the February 2015 Council meeting, and any Honorary Memberships agreed will be backdated to the 1 January 2015.

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