BOHS, The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, is delighted that Trevor Ogden, a past president of BOHS, has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list, for services to occupational hygiene and workplace air quality.

Trevor was president of BOHS in 1991, and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in occupational hygiene, accomplishing numerous, pre-eminent achievements including:

  • Chief Editor of the Annals of Work Exposures and Health, from 1997 – 2012
  • Developed a method of measuring the inhalation hazard of radon progeny in flammable atmospheres, which became a standard method for these measurements in British coalmines
  • Developed the Regulatory Interlaboratory Counting Exchanges (RICE) quality assurance scheme and methods of internal quality control: 35 years later these are still used by the HSE publication HSG248 “The Analysts’ Guide”, and UKAS guidance for asbestos counting accreditation

Trevor’s award means he is now part of another select group i.e.  BOHS past presidents who have been honoured with an OBE: Michael Molyneux (president in 1979); Charles Veys (1989); and Bob Sithamparandarajah (Bob Rajan, 2012). 

Simon Festing, CEO of BOHS, said: “BOHS offers sincere congratulations to Trevor, in being recognised for the considerable contributions he’s made to occupational hygiene over the years. His award coincides with a noteworthy year for BOHS, as we mark our 65th anniversary – a timely opportunity to reflect on our achievements, and the impact made by occupational hygiene to improving worker health protection.” Simon added: “In order to continue to make an impact, it is critical to ensure that we – along with our stakeholders  –  maintain our efforts to achieve our vision of a healthy working environment for everyone.”

Trevor continues to make contributions to the world of worker health protection: recently he has been a British delegate and BOHS nominee to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), which has revised EN689, on measuring compliance with Occupational Exposure Limit (OELs). Forty three years after his first presentation at a BOHS conference, he will present on this latest work at OH2018 in April, in Stratford-upon-Avon. You can hear more about Trevor’s latest work – just part of a packed and exciting conference programme – by booking your place here at OH2018.