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BOHS provides an exciting and varied schedule of events which are available to everyone. These events are a great way of networking to make new contacts and increase your knowledge – with many events qualifying for CPD points.

Details of Events

BOHS Annual Occupational Hygiene Conference, 16-19 April 2018, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

The most prestigious event in the BOHS calendar, the annual Occupational Hygiene Conference is the leading international conference in the field of worker health protection in the UK, attracting around 400 UK and International delegates.

The OH Conference delivers an exciting programme which combines inspiring and thought-leading plenary sessions with scientific and technical sessions, in addition to a range of interactive workshops, case studies, and professional development courses.

The conference brings together researchers, practitioners, regulators and other experts from around the world to discuss the very latest in issues that affect health at work.

To view the presentations and photos from OH2017 click on the link below.

Legionella - An Update on the Requirements for Effective Water System Management, 14 March 2018, The Studio Manchester, 51 Lever St, Manchester, M1 1FN

BOHS are holding a ONE day conference event entitled “Legionella - an update on the requirements for effective Water System Management”.

The conference will bring together those who are passionate about the control of legionella bacteria in water systems.  The aim is to provide an update on legionella monitoring and control strategies and to discuss the issues that affect the management of water quality in industrial, health care, leisure and domestic water systems and the legal responsibilities placed on duty holders and their appointed service providers.  Case studies will include discussion of the types of problems that resulted in a failure to manage water systems properly and caused Legionnaires’ disease and the negative impacts that such events had on the organisation(s) concerned.

Topics covered in this one day legionella event chaired by Dougie Collin of Iqarus Ltd will include:

09.00 Registration & Refreshments
09.45 Welcome & Overview of the Event - Why focus on legionella
10.00 Water Management, legionella & London 2012 - Paul Nolan Water Hygiene Ltd
10.20 Healthcare sector and expectations versus reality - Steve Mount, IHEEM registered AE (Water)
10.40 Remote environments and practical enforcement - Bob Drummond HSE
11.10 Refreshment Break
11.30 Microbiological sampling & analysis - Brian Crook, HSL
12.00 Regulatory Intervention program - Duncan Smith, HSE
12.30 Lunch
13.00 Legionnaires’ disease – Case studies of battles lost - Colin Purnell, Cogent Risk Management Ltd
13.45 Ensuring a good standard of service from your Water Treatment Contractor - Adrian Parris, Sellafield Ltd
14.30 Refreshment Break
14.50 Legionella Control Association(LCA) Membership – What it is & what it isn’t - Matt Morse, LCA Chairman
15.10 Speakers Panel Session and Questions Discussed - All speakers
15.50 Round-up - Dougie Collin, Iqarus Ltd
16.00 Close


Member Rate - £130+VAT
Non-Member Rate - £170 +VAT

X2018 – the 9th International Conference on the Science of Exposure Assessment, 24-26 September 2018, Manchester, UK

X2018 will provide a platform for international experts to exchange knowledge in exposure assessment sciences for human health studies. X2018 will contribute to the development of state-of-the-art methodologies and practices, and thereby improve our knowledge to effectively assess and control exposure to hazardous agents in the work environment, at home and elsewhere in the general environment.

Kate Jones and Martie van Tongeren
Chairs, Organising Committee

Regional Meetings

BOHS has an established UK-wide regional network: each region is headed by a Regional Organiser, who co-ordinates local meetings and other events.

Regional meetings are free to attend and are open to anyone. They provide an excellent forum for networking and making new contacts.

External Events

BOHS participates in, and supports, a range of events related to worker health protection.

Presentations from Past Events

In this section you can access previous event listings and presentations.

All BOHS conferences and events are listed on our website as well as advertised through our email and social media accounts. We are committed to providing high quality events for our delegates; we only ever advertise in a professional manner and are committed to delivering high quality programmes. With a great deal of experience of doing this, there are occasions when other organisations attempt to imitate the BOHS name.  If you have any concerns about the authenticity of BOHS’ connection with a conference or event, then a member of our team will be happy to provide clarification for you.  Contact us on 01332 298101 or email conferences@bohs.org


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information in this section, please note that BOHS cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies, nor the quality of events. Please check with the individual organisers to confirm timings, availability, and programme information etc.