3M Young Hygienist Award
The award aims to recognise talent and stimulate professional development in young occupational hygienists.
The prize for the 2014 award was an expenses paid trip to the American Industrial Hygiene AIHcE Conference in San Antonio, America, May 2014.
The winner will also receive one year's BOHS membership and attended one day of the BOHS Annual Conference in Nottingham in April 2014.
The competition is currently closed for applications.
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 for the 2014 Award are now open with a closing date of 30 September 2014.
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.